Society and Culture, Education

Obama’s Exactly Right on D.C. Schools

On Monday, President Obama laudably spoke the plain truth. When asked if he thought his daughters could receive as good an education at a D.C. public school as they are receiving at private Sidwell Friends School, he said, “the answer is no, right now. The D.C. public school systems are struggling.” Exactly right. Good for him for speaking up. Now, it would be nice if he’d more vocally speak up on the behalf of D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s transformative agenda. In the meantime, President Obama should push to renew the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Fund so that all of D.C.’s families can act in accord with his judgment.

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