19 Feb '12, 1am

Wealthy, Foreign-Born Parents Think US Public Schools Fine | Care2 Causes

Wealthy, Foreign-Born Parents Think US Public Schools Fine | Care2 Causes

The New York Times reports on an interesting statistic on the schooling choices of the wealthy. Contrary to native-born Americans, immigrants prefer to use the public schools of their adopted country. A study, which considered foreign-born US residents in large cities with a household income of at least $150,000 per year, found that 68 percent of this group chose to forgo the expensive private schools their American counterparts would choose. Why is it that, among Americans, those who can afford private schooling for their children almost always do so, while for new US residents, the public school system is considered more than adequate? The Times carefully avoids proposing any explanation at all. I have my own suspicions. But first, in the comments section for that article, some members of the group in question have spoken up: “Like my husband, most foreigners can’t conce...

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