Upon hearing that Obama reversed position and decided to keep the D.C. school-voucher program going for all students currently enrolled (while closing it to any additional applicants), I said that the administration’s new position was, “We know our stance is indefensible; please make this issue go away.”
But a reader threw out a fascinating, and probably unverifiable, theory: That one or both of the Obama daughters, knowing that the cancellation of the program would mean some of their classmates would have to leave Sidwell Friends private school, urged their father to keep the program.
We’ll probably never know . . . but it’s a fascinating thought.