Parents Switching from Private to State Schools

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This week's Times Education Supplement reports that almost half of private schools are suffering from falling student numbers. Whether this is due to the recession or parents positively choosing state schools over private is not clear.

A previous TES article in April found a 0.6% fall in overall student numbers in private schools, despite a 7.4% rise in overseas students. So the number of home students going private fell significently. That article also revealed that the number of state school teachers opting to move to the private sector had fallen by 30% this year.

Altogether this seems a good trend, with all the statistics pointing to mroe students going to their local state school.
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