The Politico reports that the decision disappointed public education advocates:
Some education advocates had hoped that the soon-to-be first family would choose to send their daughters to a public school, and some reports suggested that Lafayette Elementary, a high-performing public school, was in the running.Indeed, research on Layfayette academic success found no difference in the college placement rates between students who attended private or public high schools after leaving Lafayette.
According to the Swamp's story:
... a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, says the Obamas focused on what's the best fit for 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha.I wonder how the Obamas determined what was the "best fit" for their daughters?
Probably not too many crack houses up in the Sidwell neighborhood.
Not only that, the Obamas' kids will follow an elite alumni, including Chelsea Clinton, Albert Gore III, Julie and Tricia Nixon, Nancy Reagan, and Archibald Roosevelt (son of Theodore), as well as Charlie Gibson of ABC News (and previously Princeton University),
Well, I guess the Obamas, like the Jeffersons, are "moving on up," hope and change be damned!