Sunday, November 23, 2008

Choice for me but not for thee

Barack Obama's position on school vouchers:
During an October 2004 debate, Obama stated that he opposed education vouchers for use at private schools because he believes they would undermine public schools.
Where he is sending his daughters (emphasis mine):
Continuing a tradition among Washington's power elite, President-elect Barack Obama and his wife have decided to send their kids to Sidwell Friends School. Michelle Obama confirmed yesterday that Malia and Sasha, the incoming first daughters, will enroll at the pricey private school when the family moves into the White House in January.


Tuition this year for elementary school is $28,442; for the middle school, $29,442.
Barack Obama is rich enough to send his kids to tony private schools.
n December 2007, Money magazine estimated the Obama family's net worth at $1.3 million.[169] Their 2007 tax return showed a household income of $4.2 million—up from about $1 million in 2006 and $1.6 million in 2005—mostly from sales of his books.[170]
Why does he want to deny families poorer than him to make the same choice?

Reeks of hypocrisy.

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