"Does this Sidwell with you?"
The clever title to Leo Morris' post on Opening Arguments...
The Obama's have chosen the very expensive private school, Sidwell Friends (where tuition is nearly $30K per year), to educate their children.
Along with Leo, I don't begrudge them their choice. I just hope that Obama will do what's in the interest of the inner-city poor-- and provide them with at least a higher degree of choice. If he does, he will provide "hope" in probably the most important public policy issue today.
Here are the WSJ editorialists on the Obama's exercise of choice...
Most D.C. parents would also love to be able to choose a better school for their child, but they lack the financial means to do so. The Washington Opportunity Scholarship Program each year offers up to $7,500 to some 1,900 kids to attend private schools, but Democrats in Congress want to kill it. Average family income for kids in the voucher program is about $22,000.
Mr. Obama says he opposes such vouchers, because "although it might benefit some kids at the top, what you're going to do is leave a lot of kids at the bottom." The example of his own children refutes that: The current system offers plenty of choice to kids "at the top" while abandoning those at the bottom.