This is not a blog post about Senator Obama sending his kids to an expensive high‐quality private school while opposing school choice proposals that would offer that opportunity to poor parents, even though that would be an understandable assumption given the “education‐hypocrisy” title. Instead, we’re talking about the head of the Liberal Democrat Party in the United Kingdom, who just warned his members that he is probably going to send his kids to non‐state schools even though the party is wedded to a throw‐more‐tax‐money‐down‐a‐rat‐hole approach of propping up government schools. The Daily Mail reports:
Nick Clegg yesterday admitted he might send his children to a private school — as his party vowed to end ‘educational apartheid’. He said he would not rule out ‘ dipping into his pocket’ for Antonio, six, and Alberto, four, because of the poor quality of state schools. ‘I am not holding my children’s future and education hostage to a game of political football. I am a father before a politician,’ said Mr Clegg, who attended the independent Westminster School. He said he was concerned about the state secondaries close to his home in Putney, South‐West London, claiming they were ‘too big and alienating’.