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MANative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 04:13 PM
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32. You are very right in your view about investment in education making
a big difference. My nephews, who both graduated from a private day school, are both doing very well in large part as a result of their exposure to progressive and creative education. The younger one is being recruited (as a Junior) by more than 20 colleges and universities. Among them are Ivy League schools and the Naval Academy (which he visited and has decided NOT to attend.) He'll have a commitment by January 1st somewhere.

I can't speak to the specifics of helping to overcome racial barriers, but it seems to me that it would be a positive factor. Congratulations on your daughter's achievement, and in your wisdom and foresight in investing in her bright future! As an educator, it would be my fondest dream to be able to provide that level of quality education to every student, the cost be damned. :hi:
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  -The Obamas have selected Sidwell Friends MANative  Nov-21-08 03:49 PM   #0 
  - good choice, but why is this public information? nt  Truth Hurts A Lot   Nov-21-08 03:49 PM   #1 
  - Don't really know, but it would be nearly impossible to keep  MANative   Nov-21-08 03:52 PM   #8 
  - The schools of the children of presidents are always always known - it's general knowledge nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-21-08 04:04 PM   #26 
  - It's great PR for the school  marshall   Nov-21-08 04:19 PM   #38 
  - $30,000.00 per child for tuition.. Man, that's my entire sallary for the year.  glowing   Nov-21-08 03:50 PM   #2 
  - Expect attacks from Ron Christie and Company  Roberto1223   Nov-21-08 03:51 PM   #4 
  - I don't blame them, if I had the choice, my child would attend the most prestigious  glowing   Nov-21-08 03:54 PM   #12 
  - That's not an uncommon amount for this level of school...  MANative   Nov-21-08 03:54 PM   #11 
  - And how much tax dollars tracking down those girls if someone nabs them?  LynneSin   Nov-21-08 04:09 PM   #29 
  - I understand private school.. and I agree with it.. It just puts my value in perspective.  glowing   Nov-21-08 04:13 PM   #33 
     - Something I found on wiki about this school  LynneSin   Nov-21-08 04:17 PM   #35 
        - good for them.....  glowing   Nov-21-08 04:32 PM   #41 
  - he can afford it with the salery of the president  iamthebandfanman   Nov-21-08 09:31 PM   #59 
  - it pays to be wealthy  CreekDog   Nov-21-08 10:29 PM   #61 
  - Here come the politicizers, on the Left AND the Right.  bluestateguy   Nov-21-08 03:50 PM   #3 
  - Same school that Chelsea Clinton went to. Good for them.  oktoberain   Nov-21-08 03:51 PM   #5 
  - OHH NOES!!!! JUST ANOTHER CLINTON TERM!!!  tekisui   Nov-21-08 04:19 PM   #37 
  - Argh I hate Sidwell  lessthanjake1234   Nov-21-08 03:51 PM   #6 
  - That figure is a bit high... have they turned out any famous  Truth Hurts A Lot   Nov-21-08 03:53 PM   #10 
  - Yep they sure have... (from wikipedia)  CarolinaPeridot   Nov-21-08 03:59 PM   #18 
  - I'm sure they have small class sizes. Teachers' salaries are the biggest item  pnwmom   Nov-21-08 04:19 PM   #36 
  - Sidwell is a great school from what I have heard from the wealthy locals.  DCBob   Nov-21-08 03:51 PM   #7 
  - I think Georgetown Day would have been better  redstate_democrat   Nov-21-08 03:56 PM   #14 
  - Agreed - on both points  JoFerret   Nov-21-08 04:05 PM   #27 
  - That's my recollection, too.  MANative   Nov-21-08 03:58 PM   #16 
  - Great choice. I have a friend that teaches there.  kwenu   Nov-21-08 03:52 PM   #9 
  - TERRIFIC school  LostinVA   Nov-21-08 03:55 PM   #13 
  - Yay!  Patsy Stone   Nov-21-08 03:56 PM   #15 
  - That's a HUGE trend in private day schools.  MANative   Nov-21-08 04:01 PM   #22 
     - That's a good thing  Patsy Stone   Nov-21-08 06:33 PM   #56 
  - That is a PNAC, School of Americas training ground. What kind of change is that? I'm Outraged!!!!1  Bleachers7   Nov-21-08 03:58 PM   #17 
  - Yep they can grow up and become hedge fund managers  Generator   Nov-21-08 04:03 PM   #24 
     - Are you suggesting that there's something wrong with that?  Bleachers7   Nov-21-08 04:35 PM   #44 
  - Well, this is their decision. They chose what they thought was best for their daughters and  Mass   Nov-21-08 03:59 PM   #19 
  - Not a surprise  JoFerret   Nov-21-08 03:59 PM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-21-08 04:13 PM   #34 
     - Rant all you want sweetie  JoFerret   Nov-21-08 05:25 PM   #49 
  - I sent my daughter the best Private high school in California  FrenchieCat   Nov-21-08 04:00 PM   #21 
  - isnt' it amazing how much they cost - almost as much as some good colleges  tigereye   Nov-21-08 04:10 PM   #30 
  - When I decided to put my daughter into a private high school  pnwmom   Nov-21-08 04:28 PM   #40 
  - i used to get the same reaction from my neighbors who tapped their homes to buy  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-21-08 04:36 PM   #45 
  - Yeah, this particular family also took expensive vacations twice a year,  pnwmom   Nov-21-08 04:43 PM   #47 
     - we have paid for private school for about 8 years, my son is in 7th now  tigereye   Nov-21-08 05:34 PM   #51 
        - You can never have too many  pnwmom   Nov-21-08 06:26 PM   #55 
           - not as far as I am concerned  tigereye   Nov-22-08 04:22 PM   #63 
  - I feel the same way.  Truth Hurts A Lot   Nov-21-08 05:40 PM   #52 
  - Exactly.....  FrenchieCat   Nov-21-08 04:40 PM   #46 
  - You are very right in your view about investment in education making  MANative   Nov-21-08 04:13 PM   #32 
  - Ah - "the best"  JoFerret   Nov-21-08 05:59 PM   #54 
  - I think its a security thing more than anything else  galaxy21   Nov-21-08 04:02 PM   #23 
  - I wish they would have gone public  alwysdrunk   Nov-21-08 04:04 PM   #25 
  - They considered  VADem11   Nov-21-08 04:06 PM   #28 
  - I think it's more the level of security  LynneSin   Nov-21-08 04:11 PM   #31 
  - I don't. I don't think kids should be used as political pawns or to make  pnwmom   Nov-21-08 04:33 PM   #43 
     - exactly right.  CreekDog   Nov-21-08 10:38 PM   #62 
  - OMG!! another Clinton influence!! Chelsea went to Sidwell Friends.  WI_DEM   Nov-21-08 04:20 PM   #39 
  - Didn't Chelsea go there? Its a great place.  Jennicut   Nov-21-08 04:33 PM   #42 
  - Good choice. Long history of  Undercurrent   Nov-21-08 04:53 PM   #48 
  - Biden's grandkids go there.  Are_grits_groceries   Nov-21-08 05:30 PM   #50 
  - Oh I didn't know  Undercurrent   Nov-21-08 09:26 PM   #58 
  - GDS (Georgetown..  livedemocarticordie   Nov-21-08 05:42 PM   #53 
  - GDS is a good school too but I think SF is much safer.  AZBlue   Nov-21-08 10:11 PM   #60 
  - Same School Amy Carter Went To.  qwlauren35   Nov-21-08 07:52 PM   #57 

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