From Reason TV. DC public schools are a cesspool, some of the worst in the nation. President Obama knows that. That is why he sends his girls to the Sidwell Friends School. I do not fault him for doing that. Any responsible parent would do so, who could find any way to pony up the $28, 442 per student, rather than risk sending their kids to the chaotic and violent DC public schools.
What I find absolutely reprensible is that Obama killed the DC school voucher program and thereby ensured that those kids who had been receiving vouchers may well find themselves back in the DC public education morass which Obama, rightly, wants his daughters to avoid at all costs. A good story on the subject is here.
UpdateI: Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. Obama partially reverses on the DC voucher program. He will seek to extend funding until all current participants have graduated, but no new students will be accepted. I am happy for the current students, but if the program is good enough to cause Obama to want them to be able to continue to benefit, why, other than the teacher unions, does he want to kill the program? That question just answered itself.
Update II: National Review Online reports on a rally in DC today in support of the vouchers program.