“The Obamas Walk Away From Public Schools.” C’est la phrase juste. And the following is right on the money as well:
. . . it’s wonderful that the Obamas had such a broad range of public and private school choices available to them. What’s puzzling is that the president-elect opposes programs that would bring that same easy choice of schools within reach of families who lack his personal wealth. By his actions, Senator Obama is demonstrating that he is not willing to wait for his own policy prescriptions to “fix and improve” public schools, but he expects folks with less ample bank accounts to patiently await his hoped-for change.
As expected, the incoming Administration’s educational policy can be summed up as follows: “School choice for the rich and powerful, but not for anyone else.” If that’s Change You Can Believe In, I’ll eat my hat.