Touching on a theme we have dealt with before, Clint Bolick throws down the gauntlet in the WSJ today. It’s about politicians who think that crumbling public schools are good enough for your kids, while their own children deserve a private education.
What’s wrong with this picture?
# of top Democratic Presidential candidates who oppose school choice: 4
# of top Democratic Presidential candidates who send their kids to private school: 4
My favorite is Senator McDreamy himself. Barack Obama thinks that vouchers are a form of “social darwinism” but he wouldn’t dare send his kids to violence-ridden, low achieving DC public schools; they deserve a private option. (If his kids were strong, they’d easily survive public school. Probably.) Senator Obama may have a pretty smile but his readiness to condemn a generation of children who weren’t smart enough to choose rich parents to lives of poverty and hopelessness shows him to be a plain hypocrite.
Excerpts— including exceptions to hypocrisy—after the jump…