Conventional Wisdom Misleading
With the graying of America, the percentage of households with children who attend the public schools is shrinking. This is a major concern for many public school supporters because, according to conventional wisdom, a high percentage of senior citizens don’t support their public schools. This conventional wisdom, however, is misleading. Based upon dozens of community surveys that I’ve conducted over the past 25 years in Ohio, 55% of seniors and 60% of school parents say they support nearly all school tax issues.