Barack Obama…the gift that keeps on giving:
During the just-concluded campaign, Mr. Obama spoke dismissively of the federally funded voucher program that gives poor D.C. families access to the kind of educational opportunities his family is fortunate to have. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program gives low-income families up to $7,500 per child for their children to escape failed public schools and attend private schools. Some 1,900 children receive vouchers, and many more are clamoring to join the program. Democrats, and their allies in public school teachers unions, oppose the vouchers and, with the party soon to control Congress and the White House, supporters of the program are right to worry.
“Spoke dismissively of the federal funded voucher program,” a program that would allow those too poor to send their kids to private schools a chance at getting their kids out of a public school that does a better job of teaching kids that they need to be in a gang rather then out of one.
And as all good liberals do, they tell us all to do as they say, not as I do:
ABC News can report that the Obamas have selected Sidwell Friends for their daughters Sasha and Malia to attend.
Sidwell is where Chelsea Clinton attended school during the Clinton administration.
“A number of great schools were considered,” said Obama Transition Team aide Katie McCormick Lelyveld. “In the end, the Obamas selected the school that was the best fit for what their daughters need right now.”
Hey, not knocking them for wanting the best for their kids. I mean for a man who has written a few books and made lots of money off of them….accomplished next to nothing in the political world until he found that using the color of his skin and some oratory skills got him the White House, he deserves to send those kids to best schools available right?
But what about those poor folks he likes to talk about? Why is it they can’t be allowed to make the same choice? Spread the wealth and all…..
Nope…no wealth spreading here. The regular, bitter, folks don’t get to choose the schools to send their kids to. But he does. And what does the press, Democrat’s, and the teachers unions do for him? they say its all a-ok because well, its a special case, him being a President and all.
Democratic Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack echoed Weingarten’s comments at the conference, telling CNSNews.com that “it’s a very personal decision” that the president-elect and his wife need to make and the issue “should not be subject to criticism or comment.”~~~
The AFT endorsed Obama for president in July. On the campaign trail, Obama spoke out against school choice and vouchers for children in households of any income level. Still, when asked if the Obamas should send their children to public school, Weingarden said “none of us” can relate to being in the position of president of the United States.
“Look, none of us knows what it’s like to be a president of the United States of America or a president-elect,” she said. “I think Senator Obama and his wife have every right to make a decision that works for their family and their kids, and none of us should criticize it.”
Feel the love yet?
But hey, at least he is being consistent. He has hired pretty much every Clinton associate on the planet, might as well send his kids to the same school as the Clinton’s kid.