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Posted at 5:39 PM ET, 07/24/2007

School Choice,
Round Two

By Susan Glasser

From the no-detail-too-small department:

On the Democratic candidates and their children's private schools, we've heard Sen. Hillary Clinton's explanation. As for Sen. Barack Obama's, he told the debate audience he sent his children to the University of Chicago lab school as a matter of convenience because "it was five minutes from our house."

Not to nitpick, but Google maps reveals there is a public school, Shoesmith Elementary School less than three blocks (or about a 1 minute drive) away from the senator's home.

-- Mathew Mosk

By Susan Glasser  | July 24, 2007; 5:39 PM ET
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If no detail is too small Matthew, maybe you should actually pay attention to them.

The first reason Obama gave was that he taught at the school.

The proximity was an additional thing he cited. He never said it was the closest school, nor was this the sole reason.

Maybe you should spend a little less time on Google Maps, and a little more time reading the debate transcripts before posting an article.

Just a thought.

Posted by: Boutan | July 25, 2007 7:04 AM | Report abuse

That is nitpicky. The Senator didn't cite the proximity of the school as the sole reason, and pointing out that the school is five minutes away shows that he and his wife didn't have to go to any great length to keep their kids away from a public school. There's no dissembling by leaving out the fact that there is a public school that's four minutes and however many seconds closer.

Posted by: winiznayne | July 25, 2007 1:23 AM | Report abuse

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