Friday, January 16, 2009

Recession hurting private schools

The Associated Press reports that the current recession is putting the squeeze on parents of private-school students ('Private schools pinched as aid requests rise').
The Education Department said private enrollment dropped by 120,000 students in the current school year. ... That trend has been fairly consistent: For at least 40 years, private school enrollment has dropped following recessions.

The Council for American Private Education, which represents 18 major national organizations (including the Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship) and 32 state affiliates (including Oklahoma), is urging Congress to include private schools in the school component of the upcoming economic recovery package.

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