Skip to comments.Obamas Choose Sidwell Friends School for Daughters
Posted on 11/21/2008 5:11:02 PM PST by Elvina
Clinton, Daschle, Geithner The big-name speculation over President-elect Barack Obamas Cabinet appointments can wait while Obama watchers focus on another critical name that surfaced on Friday: Sidwell.
The Associated Press is reporting that the Obamas have chosen the Sidwell Friends School in Washington for daughters Sasha, seven years old, and Malia, 10. The private Quaker schools alumni include former presidential offspring Chelsea Clinton and Tricia Nixon Cox, as well as House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank and a former princess of Japan.
Sidwell Friends beat out another elite school, Georgetown Day School. Michelle Obama and her daughters reportedly visited both schools on Tuesday. Sidwell, with campuses in Northwest Washington and Bethesda, Md., is home to nearly 1,100 students from pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. Tuition at the lower school is $28,442 and $29,442 at the middle and upper schools.
A spokeswoman for Michelle Obama was quoted by AP as saying the Obamas feel Sidwell provides the best fit for what their daughters need now, including being able to accommodate security and privacy concerns. The Obama girls have also become good friends with Vice President-elect Joe Bidens grandchildren, who attend the school.
The Obama family also discussed public school options for the girls, according to Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty. The girls currently attend the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools located in Chicagos South Side.
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LOL, you read my mind.
“The Obama family also discussed public school options for the girls ....”
Transcript of this discussion (Mr. and Mrs. Obama in unison): “AS IF!”
You’re missing the glaring hypocrisy here.....
Okay, black folks who voted for obama. What do you think of this?
Stupid question. They’ll probably think it is Palin who is sending her kids to private schools and she is the one who doesn’t want vouchers.
But brother barack, he’s working to get vouchers for free private school for all the black folks. And he’s sending his kids to the worst public schools in DC until he can get vouchers for everyone.
“...as well as House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, a former princess...”
I fixed some of the grammar.
Let's not ciritcize Obama (and wife) for doing things we ourselves would do in his position.
I had no idea Barney Frank was Japanese.
I have a hard time believing Barney Frank earned a high school diploma from anywhere. Probably hoovered the principal.
In a billion years, lying hypocritical sc*mbags like would never send their kids to the nightmarish government schools of Washington, DC.
And these very same democrats refuse to allow school vouchers.
YOu saying they’re movin’ on up ?
Well, they do finally have a piece of the pie.
The private Quaker schoolâs alumni include former presidential offspring Chelsea Clinton and Tricia Nixon Cox, as well as House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank and a former princess of Japan.anecdote, just to clarify thinking a bit:
"The rich are different from you and me." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Yeah, they have more money." -- Ernest Hemingway's response
Well we all know they weren’t going to homeschool or the might end up “demented”! (Joy Behar reference for those who have been sleeping!)
Hey maybe this Quaker thing won’t be so bad after all. At least the kids might end up Christians!
It’s a twofer.
Very elite and very liberal. What more could they ask?
I would have no problem if a pro-school-choice president did this. It is when someone like BHO who is in bed with the teacher's unions and opposes school vouchers and choice does this that I have a problem. Don't even get me started.
Why give them a break on hypocrisy?????
Why not allow free choice for ALL kids and let ALL kids chose to go to safe schools?
Your point is not logical. Of course, it is obvious that everyone would want their kids in safe schools...THAt is not the point!
Then don't present yourself as an agent of change in order to get elected. If you intend to put the Clinton gang back in, "Dead Fish" Rahm Emmanuel, Hillary, etc. and then you put your kids in the same Bourgeois schools as those you criticized to get elected, when you represented yourself as an agent of "Change", you have no business wondering why I question your choice of schools. You're a hypocrite right out of the gate.