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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Oh, I am well and truly shocked!
I thought this was a good choice because they have experience dealing with the distractions and extra security around having a president’s child in the school.
My cousins in law went to school with Daley’s kids. The security involved there was intense for the mayor of Chicago.
BHO = Fake, phony, fraud.
I have a very strong suspicion the Obamas are going to go ‘First Cabin’ from here on in.
I’m curious - is there an admissions test for Sidwell Friends? Did his kids pass? Or is this an AA admission?
I wonder how long it will be before the dimwits who voted for this guy realize they've been had.
Isn’t Sidwell a white school?
WHAT!!!!!!! NO PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR THE OBAMA SNOBS????? No, just tell America to send it’s kids to the crack house high schools of inter cities, RUN BY DIMOCRATS, AND IN MOST BIG URBAN CITIES, BY BLACK DIMOCRATS!!
Well, considering the overall quality of the D.C. Public Schools, good for them. But why can’t the other residents of D.C. have the same choice? Let Chancellor Rhee do her job, Teacher’s Union!
28k ? Movin on up...
BTW, this isn't an excerpt after all--I thought it wouldn't all fit, but it does. Just thought I would mention that so you don't waste time clicking the link.
Likely about a three second conversation.
Big deal. All bets are off when it comes to one’s children. I don’t blame the Obamas for wanting their kids to be in a safe environment.
Wouldn’t want them to have to suffer the poor teachers and criminals that infest the DC public schools now would we. School vouchers not a good thing in the eyes of elected democrats. Wouldn’t want any of their children to have to attend school with commoners.
They do. They just have to be able to afford it.
Did y’all notice the name Bwarny Fwank in the list of attendees? What’s with that? He doesn’t have kids, does he? Did the article mean that he went there?
There was no way those kids were attending school anywhere but Sidwell Friends. Any visits to other schools were strictly for show.
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.
Perhaps there is a statue out front of Princess Barney in a tutu with his boyfriend.
The first Black President plans sends his daughter to private school
myself | 5 Nov. 2008 | Trueblackman
Posted on 11/05/2008 8:05:50 PM PST by Trueblackman
No, it’s a pink and red school.
I forgot to address this part. I am not giving them a break when I won't get any break on the thousands of dollars of taxes I pay per year to our local dangerous and disastrous public schools, on top of the thousands we pay to the private school we send our children to. They love the public schools so much; they should have to live with them. No breaks for me, no breaks for them.
My kids go to a prep school in the same athletic conference as Sidwell. It’s a fine school, small, but yes, most of the students there are white.
I’m surprised the Obamas didn’t look at National Cathedral for their daughters. IMHO a better school academically.
That’s what I always say about this. The girls’ safety is most important.
I went to a Quaker school. I had specialized in avoiding public schoolyard bullies by getting low grades, averaging B- by avoiding homework. First months grades in the Quaker school were C, D-,F, F, and FF. Getting good grades was OK there, and there were no schoolyard bullies. After 2 years I made it easily into college. Cost? $550 yr including room and board. When? 1938.
Yes it is hypocritical, but it wouldn’t be a good idea to have the president’s kids in the DC public schools.
The last think I would want to hear about is one of them getting shanked before 4th period.
Sidwell has a who-you-know or who-you-are admissions policy. And can swing its pricy tuition.
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