Enrollment in private schools is falling among middle-income students, while high-income and low-income student enrollment in private schools is holding steady. The precipitous decline in private-school enrollment among middle-income students makes the case for expanding choice programs to working-class families. Between 1968 and 2013, the percentage of high-income families enrolled in private schools fell from 18 percent to 16 percent, while middle-income participation fell from 12 percent to 7 percent. To learn more about private schools and middle-income families, read Adam Peshek’s post on EdNext.org. To learn more about who goes to private schools, read the article in Education Next.

—Education Next

Last updated August 13, 2018