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Old 04-06-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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Amy Carter, right, the daughter of President Jimmy Carter, attends class at Stevens Elementary School in the 1970s. Courtesy of the Sumner School Museum

For some reason, the photo can't be posted, but you can look up images for Amy Carter going to public school in D.C. when Jimmy Carter was president. He made it a point to send her to public school. I personally feel that First Children should go to private school for security reasons, so I do not hold it against the Obamas for sending their kids to The Sidwell School.
I had forgotten that Carter sent Amy to public school, though I'm sure 1976 D.C. was a far better place than 2014 D.C.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: California
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When i was a kid school lunches were a luxury and they were good too, we brown bagged it, our Moms were not a bunch of lazy slobs, we were poor but we had breakfast lunch and dinner. If the parents are paying for the lunch then they should complain if it doesn't meet their expectations but if they are getting it free they should just be glad to eat.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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This is appalling of what these school children in public schools are having on their lunch plates compared to what Obama's daughters are getting at their school. As you will notice, there are some upset people in the comments section and I don't blame them.



Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul


Here's what Sasha and Malia Obama are eating at school...


vs what your kids are eating.

Adrienne's Corner: Here's what Sasha and Malia Obama are eating at school...

Why is it appalling? This is part of what tuition pays for. And why would a parent be upset because private schools may provide better lunches? And if you don't like the lunches then pack your kids lunch. What's the big deal.
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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Some parents can't.
Ah...why? Are they too lazy to be parents and pack their kid's lunch?
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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I had forgotten that Carter sent Amy to public school, though I'm sure 1976 D.C. was a far better place than 2014 D.C.
Probably not. Crime was much worse then.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Ah...why? Are they too lazy to be parents and pack their kid's lunch?
Why do people keep asking me that question when the answer is obvious?

It's one of two things.

A.) They can't (due to disability, lack of money, etc.)
B.) They won't (because they're lazy)

Pick one. Or both.

But don't ask me questions with obvious answers.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:12 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Well then tell the people not happy with regular school lunches to send their children to a private school, just as the Obama's do. You are comparing apples and stones - not even apples and oranges.
I believe President Bush's daughters attended public school, graduating from my old HS.
Both Clinton and Obama sure push the public education, jacking with it all they could. All while their kids go to a private academy.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I believe President Bush's daughters attended public school, graduating from my old HS.
Both Clinton and Obama sure push the public education, jacking with it all they could. All while their kids go to a private academy.
They also attended two private schools, in Dallas and Austin. Not judging, just stating a fact. You are correct that they eventually graduated from a public school.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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No human being with any common sense would enroll in DC public schools. I'm sure some of the presidents have had their kids in public school, but I bet no president in the last 50 years has.


How much was that bet?

Carter
Bush
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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How much was that bet?

Carter
Bush
Carter yes, Bush no. His daughters were already in college by the time he became President.
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