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What are Malia and Sasha Obama's IQs?


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Initial post: Jan 11, 2016 7:48:22 PM PST
Li Xiu Ying says:
Daddy's sure spending a lot of money to educate his little girls:

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for 2015-2016

Lower School $37,750 (includes hot lunch and textbooks)
Middle and Upper Schools $37,750 (includes hot lunch)

Additional annual fees are:
Middle School Textbooks and Laptop Fee (Grades 5 through 8) $440
Upper School Textbooks $500 - $700
Bus Transportation (Optional) $900 one way
Daily trips between Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD campuses $1,325 round trip
Lower School Early Risers (Optional) $225 to $1000
Lower School Aftercare (Optional) 1 to 5 days per week $1500 to $5,775
Middle School Aftercare (Optional) $2,800

http://www.sidwell.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees/index.aspx

So that's $37,750 x 2 = $75,500 in just tuition alone to send his two daughters there for ONE YEAR. That doesn't include other expenses.

There's no way I would ever spend that kind of money annually on education for my kid unless he showed exceptional promise (e.g., future Nobel Prize winner in Physics). Imagine betting tens of thousands of dollars on a donkey to win the Kentunky Derby. Stupid.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 7:54:28 PM PST
Ryan S. Hupp says:
What would you say is the IQ of...oh, I don't know, just to pick an example out of a hat, a commenter on a politics board who can't spell the word "Kentucky"?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:01:55 PM PST
TN says:
Wow, such high cost "education".

My education and my children's were free. They had perfect SAT scores, so I can't complain.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:05:03 PM PST
Intrepid says:
Peter he does because he is financially able to and because he cares about giving them the best chance at success. What you do for your kids may differ but that would not be in keeping with traditional values from your culture. I've seen some lowest paid LVN's work two jobs to send their kids to the best private school she could afford.

One of the elite prep schools near where I work costs *more* than the combined costs you stated. With that money, each student gets a publicist who accompanies them to an Ivy and promotes them in private session with the admissions committee. It's a different world that some monied folks live in than you and I.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:06:19 PM PST
Intrepid says:
TN you may want to inform Peter what values your culture imparts about education. That some parents will sacrifice their own happiness and well-being for their kids success.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:07:48 PM PST
the op'er states: "Imagine betting tens of thousands of dollars on a donkey to win the Kentunky Derby. Stupid. "

Kentunky.
Kinda funky . . .

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:08:12 PM PST
standardized tests mean nothing and show nothing

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:09:13 PM PST
apostrophe in kid's
just saying . . .

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:14:23 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2016 8:15:22 PM PST
Intrepid says:
Why are you reading my posts? You said you were putting me on ignore. Still lying? How will you atone for repeated daily lies? What will give expiation for such sins?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:17:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2016 8:19:58 PM PST
TN says:
Unfortunately, my parents left me to myself as far as learning was concerned. So everything I know I taught myself. Ditto with my children. They learned everything by themselves. High IQ helps, I guess. My daughter graduated HS and college valedictorian and summa cum laude.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:19:02 PM PST
Lonya says:
Tuition for my school just hit 60k.

When I went it was a bit over 4K and my mother could afford to send us by working a couple of extra jobs. You couldn't do that today.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:23:21 PM PST
Intrepid says:
Your Middle and High school? (it was what I was referring to)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:23:26 PM PST
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TN says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:26:21 PM PST
Lonya says:
Yes. My mother worked 3 jobs to get us out of the NYC school
system and into a boarding school in New England.
She'd come home from her second shift take off her shoes and soak her swollen feet in Epsom salts to reduce the swelling.

Kind of hard to let someone down who is doing that for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:33:16 PM PST
Jade Dragon says:
Well duh! You are not the friggen president! They can't just go to school normally! I'm sure you have at least seen some movies to know why. And you're here, so I doubt you have even a decent percentage of that to spend. Why are you being such a donkey over this anyway? Do you enjoy attacking children? Why don't you go eat some humble pie, and take a nice nap.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:33:59 PM PST
The original is arguably the proper form:
"< It's a different world that some monied folks live in than (THE ONE) you and I (LIVE IN, understood). >"

From would prove improper

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:35:10 PM PST
the OP'er does not believe African Americans should be educated, let alone arise to the office of the presidency.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:37:54 PM PST
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TN says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:38:06 PM PST
Intrepid says:
I believe "Theirs is a different world than ours." - is an acceptable phrasing.

I could be wrong but "He lives in a different world than you and I [do]," sounds more acceptable than "He lives in a different world from you and I [do]."
My father was a far better grammarian than I.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:40:14 PM PST
TN says:
@I

He lives in a different world from yours and mine

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:45:24 PM PST
L. King says:
It's well within his means at this point in his life and is probably subsidized because of his office. A private school is also more likely to be able to accommodate the need for having a secret service detail

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:46:55 PM PST
you improperly use "from" here, and yet refer to a source. Please refer to a page in that source. YOu utterly destroy the meaning of the sentence which makes sense with certain understood yet unspoken elements, dodging the dangling preposition . . .

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:47:39 PM PST
You are correct, sir, and your father must be proud.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 8:47:42 PM PST
Arielski says:
The Bush girls went to the Hockaday School in Dallas. While not as pricy as Sidwell, it costs almost $30,000. They seem like nice girls even though they got arrested a couple of times. I don't recall anyone asking how smart they are.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2016 8:50:37 PM PST
Intrepid says:
His corrections of my papers made them hemorrhage. I whimpered but what *little* I know of the English language I owe to him and not to the middle and high schools I attended.
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