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Much Ado About School: Why We Care Where the Obamas Go

I was going to ask if you care where Sasha and Malia go to school. Or, guiltily, if we should care. But the truth is I'll read anything — any and all personal details of the Obama move to the White House. The schools. The puppy. Is grandma coming? Make no mistake about it, I want to know. All of it. And over 500 results on Google News — published this weekend alone — for what school the Obama girls will attend tell me I'm not alone.

It all sounds like a book I would have read when I was 10: Moving into the White House with the first children (somebody get on that!). But even now, is it any different than reading Pop? Consuming the most ordinary details of people with the most extraordinary lives. It's fun.

But it’s not the details we’re interested in. Not unless Georgetown Day School, Sidwell Friends, and Maret mean something to you — and to Washington parents looking to boost the prestige of their children’s school, they do. We’re interested in the fantasy, in living vicariously. What it must be like to be 7 and 10 years old and moving into the White House. It's an escape. Is there anything so wrong with that?

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sorrowja sorrowja 7 years
"especially as a president to not put your own children in the system is a bad call" - REALLY Now? I read this because I'm bored but all this madness is really starting to get me a headache.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
"They will be the most high profile children in the world. Anyone who tries to turn this into an issue of classism is highly mean-spirited." Absolutely, Harm. I don't even understand why this is up for debate. It is the the welfare of the children that should be top priority. Anybody who uses what school he sends his children to as a way to judge Obama, is just looking for another excuse to dislike him. Forget about the highly valid security concerns. It is a well known fact that the DC public school system is a mess. If you had the opportunity to give your children a better education, wouldn't you? Isn't that something every parent should want for their children.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
"They will be the most high profile children in the world. Anyone who tries to turn this into an issue of classism is highly mean-spirited."Absolutely, Harm. I don't even understand why this is up for debate. It is the the welfare of the children that should be top priority. Anybody who uses what school he sends his children to as a way to judge Obama, is just looking for another excuse to dislike him. Forget about the highly valid security concerns. It is a well known fact that the DC public school system is a mess. If you had the opportunity to give your children a better education, wouldn't you? Isn't that something every parent should want for their children.
tiabia tiabia 7 years
While safety is no doubt a parents primary concern, the quality of education is also very important. Unfortunately within DC, there are very few public schools that operate on a "high caliber" educational system. With that said, the girls will more than likely be enrolled in one of the private schools .
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
The notion that anyone can walk into the school you described is absurd, but not all schools. Mine certainly didn't have gates or a policeman. I think you would have to look at this from a school to school case basis.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
Okay, some of the comments seem to imply that public schools are like parks or something. That anyone can wander in. My (public) high school was gated and had security as well as its own police officer and metal detectors. Everyone was required to wear an ID badge at all times. I don't care much where the Obamas send their girls (way more concerned with the dog, myself) but the notion that anyone can just walk into a public school is false and absurd.
em1282 em1282 7 years
"if you want to say that the private schools are better than the public schools, that's fine, but just say it. let's not skirt the issue and kid ourselves into thinking it's another reason. clearly, the real issue is that people think/know that private schools are better, but no one's really comfortable with the reasons why. that's why people are so interested in the obama decision on the matter." :oy:
em1282 em1282 7 years
"if you want to say that the private schools are better than the public schools, that's fine, but just say it. let's not skirt the issue and kid ourselves into thinking it's another reason. clearly, the real issue is that people think/know that private schools are better, but no one's really comfortable with the reasons why. that's why people are so interested in the obama decision on the matter.":oy:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
I mean *classism
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
I mean *classism
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
"Get over yourselves! This is not about eating caviar and drinking cristal." :rotfl:
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 7 years
"Get over yourselves! This is not about eating caviar and drinking cristal.":rotfl:
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 7 years
I get really tired of hearing this they think they're better than us bullshit. Get over yourselves! This is not about eating caviar and drinking cristal. It is about the safety of their daughters. I've been to both private schools and public schools. Private schools are smaller and have more security. It's easier to keep track of who is supposed to be there and who isn't. The Obama's should do whatever it is that they feel they need to to protect their daughters. If this means sending them to private school so be it. If it means hiring ninjas to shadow them so be it. Whatever they have to do to give themselves peace of mind. No one has the right to judge this situation. They will be the most high profile children in the world. Anyone who tries to turn this into an issue of classicism is highly mean-spirited.
caryatid caryatid 7 years
I mean... they're in private school now, I don't see what the big deal is. And even the private school they are in now does not seem to provide adequate security, despite intense secret service presence. They can't fully control who comes and goes in such a school, so I think that it is beyond reproach if the Obamas choose a private school where security is a top asset. Protect those cute Obama babies!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
I am a product of private schooling! :nerdgirl:
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm perfectly fine to say that I think a private school would be better for the girls, as the private schools where politicians' kids commonly go would be better equipped to handle the unique issues caused by having the children of such high-profile parents attending.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Are you serious?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Are you serious?
kathrynliz kathrynliz 7 years
if you want to say that the private schools are better than the public schools, that's fine, but just say it. let's not skirt the issue and kid ourselves into thinking it's another reason. clearly, the real issue is that people think/know that private schools are better, but no one's really comfortable with the reasons why. that's why people are so interested in the obama decision on the matter.
kathrynliz kathrynliz 7 years
"If the girls go to a school with other kids of politicians, dignitaries and embassaries then it will be more every day things for these children. The public school kids would be overly distracted by secret service, press, etc. It would be too disruptive, in my opinion."sounds like "classism" to me...
kathrynliz kathrynliz 7 years
"If the girls go to a school with other kids of politicians, dignitaries and embassaries then it will be more every day things for these children. The public school kids would be overly distracted by secret service, press, etc. It would be too disruptive, in my opinion." sounds like "classism" to me...
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Me too!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Me too!
Jillness Jillness 7 years
"Creepy flesh colored beard.":rotfl:I love Joel McHale!
Jillness Jillness 7 years
"Creepy flesh colored beard." :rotfl: I love Joel McHale!
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