Sasha and Malia's Principal Says Their Father is Selfish
"WASHINGTON -- The headmaster of the private school where President Obama sends his children pleaded with lawmakers yesterday to continue the government program that allows underprivileged students in the city to attend the exclusive school.
"There is little question that society benefits immensely when opportunities are offered to all, not simply to some," Bruce Stewart, head of Sidwell Friends School, said yesterday during a Senate committee hearing on the decision by Obama and Democrats in Congress to kill the voucher program that has helped 1,700 DC students get into private schools.
This puts Stewart and others testifying yesterday at stark odds with the father of Sidwell Friends' two most famous students, Sasha and Malia Obama.
Their father decided earlier this month to allow students enrolled in the Opportunity Scholarship Program to continue with their private schooling, but to kill the program for others.
Stewart said he has not discussed the matter with Obama and said his school strives to avoid partisan politics.
Asked generally what he thinks of those who would send their children to a private school but deny vouchers for those less fortunate, Stewart said, "It's selfish. So, it's all determined by the accident of birth."
It is selfish. It is also hypocritical, elitist, sanctimonius and morally corrupt. So much more so for someone who claims to champion education as well as claim to be a voice for the poor.