Obamas Choose Sidwell Friends for Malia and Sasha

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Malia and Sasha ObamaPresident-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama chose a school for daughters Malia and Sasha this week -- Sidwell Friends School. Michelle Obama said she'd been considering D.C. public schools, as well as Georgetown Day School, but that the family felt Sidwell Friends was the best fit.

The school has a long history of educating First Children. Chelsea Clinton, President Nixon's daughter Tricia, and Vice President Al Gore's son, all went there. Vice President-elect Joe Biden's grandchildren also attend, which is said to have played a part in the Obama's decision. Malia and Sasha have grown close with the Biden's grandchildren.

No doubt the Obamas will be criticized by some for not choosing a public school. But Barack and Michelle Obama have made no secret of the fact that they will do whatever it takes to make life as normal as possible for their girls. Privacy and security are going to be two issues they'll constantly be juggling, and Sidwell Friends obviously has a lot of experience educating Presidential children.

What do you think of the Obamas choice?

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