Mr. President--Be a Man.
I voted for President Obama. I believed he could bring "real change" that our country needed. One of the drawing factors was his willingness to explore merit pay and school choice, at least in the limited sense of charter schools.
Mr. Obama sends his children to Sidwell Friends School, which has a hefty price tag. Okay, fine. Send your kids to a private school because being the daughters of the president comes with some challenges, like all those Secret Service people. But two stories via Joanne Jacobs here and here get me to wondering what kind of man Mr. Obama will be.
There is no one-size fits all savior of public education, but vouchers and school choice can and do work. So I hope that Mr. Obama stands up for school choice because he said he would. And truthfully, I'm just tired of public officials not sending their children to public schools. Here is what I can promise you, ToddlerTate will grow up and go to public schools. And why is that this current reign of Democrats who think they know better than us and want to equalize everyone don't want equal education opportunities for all students?
So, Mr. Obama, be a man of your word and change the way things have been done.