Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he will send his son and two daughters to the University of Chicago Lab School, a prestigious private school in Chicago’s swanky Hyde Park neighborhood. President Barack Obama’s daughters also attended the Lab School but now they attend Sidwell Friends, an elite private school in Washington, DC.
I discussed this phenomenon in my June 24 education newsletter, Why do liberals send their children to private school? In my newsletter commentary (or CommenTerry) section, I discuss the distinction between personal decisions and political commitments. Emanuel employs this distinction to explain his decision.