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Chicago teachers use private schools

CHICAGO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A whopping 38.7 percent of Chicago Public School teachers send their children to private schools, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday.

Public school teachers are more likely than other parents across the country to have children enrolled in private schools, a report by the Washington D.C.-based Fordham Institute said.

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CPS ranks third among the 50 largest school systems in the proportion of teacher households that send the kids to private school. In comparison, only 22.6 percent of non-teacher households in Chicago send children to private schools.

Nationwide, 21.5 percent of public school teachers send children to private schools, compared with 17.5 percent of other city-dwelling families.

However, at a similar income level, the nationwide numbers are virtually identical for teachers and all families: 19.9 percent of public school teachers making $42,000 to $84,000 use private schools, while 20.1 percent of all families in that salary range do.

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