“I’ll be blunt with you, The answer is no right now.” He went on to say that despite making great strides over the past several years, “The D.C. public school systems are struggling.”
They are “terrific individual schools” in the city, but the larger problem remains for parents who can’t choose to send their children to school where they please, he said. “They should be getting the same quality education for their kids as everybody else, and we don’t have that yet.”
President Obama on why he doesn't send his children to DC public schools. Now, personally, I don't have a problem with the children of a sitting president attending private schools. The safety issues alone is reason enough. I also think that as young children who didn't run for any political office, they deserve privacy and that will be better attained at a private school than at a public school.
What I have a real problem with is him allowing the sucessful voucher program to be terminated.