EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT - March 29, 2011
H.R. 471 – Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act
"While the Administration appreciates that H.R. 471 would provide Federal support for improving education in the District of Columbia, the Administration opposes the creation of private school voucher programs that are authorized by this bill.
The Federal Government should focus its attention and available resources on improving the quality of public schools for all students.
The Administration opposes targeting resources to help a small number of individuals attend private schools rather than creating access to great public schools for every child."
"My daughters attend the Sidwell Friends private school without the aid of vouchers," said President Obama.
Sasha Obama (age 11) commented, "I'm SO glad my daddy is President!"
With that, the entire Obama family burst into uncontrollable laughter.