First big decision?
One of the first big news stories for the First Family on the personal front will be the choice of schools for Malia and Sasha Obama. Will it be private or public? Or will they bring tutors and teachers into the White House and create their own school for the girls, with a mix of neighbors and friends?
Under normal circumstances, any choice would be the source of criticism. Go to a private school and be seen as elitist and hypocritical. Go to a public school and see it turn into a media circus and totally disrupt the lives of all the other kids and parents. A more sophisticate political plan would have the children make a high profile appearance at public school, let the press and public see how unreasonable that is, and then later transfer to a private school when the story has moved to page nine.
But the Obama’s are different. They have lots of popularity and that provides political equity. And they have made it clear that their children are high priorities in their lives. What better use of that equity than investing in the lives of their own daughters?
My guess? The O’s will do what’s best for their children and take the political heat. And that will likely be a combination of private schools, with tutors.
Don’t worry, whatever happens, just living at the White House guarantees that darling Malia and Sasha Obama are in for a stunning education.
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