Monday, April 27, 2009

Things that make you go, "Hmmmm...."

From the conference...

Nationwide studies (and census data) show that:

Public school teachers are more than twice as likely to have their kids in private school than the rest of the population.

Just think about it.

In other words, they are willing to pay money not to use their own product for free.


Deborah said...

A little odd isn't it!?!

Doug Hibbard said...

It is remarkable. When I was in corporate America, that was grounds for firing. Seriously. When we bought our house in Memphis, I worked for UPS. The bank Fedex'ed the first set of documents. My boss informed me that I had to insist they use UPS or it would have dire consequences, and he wasn't joking (he had NO sense of humor). Yet our schools are not the same way. Could it be that the product is questionable?

Slightly unrelated, except that it supports homeschooling, thought:

I was in Kansas last week, went to the Cultural Center at Haskell Indian Nations University. It's an interesting place. One thing they highlight is the attempt by the US Government to eliminate the Native American cultures. How? Compulsory government run education. Going back to the the late 1800s, our government has been using mandatory government run schooling to try and eliminate cultures they don't like.

Hmmm....and we wonder why they don't like homeschooling? Especially homeschooling Christians?

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Interesting connection - I had never thought of that, and you're quite right.