Monday, November 10, 2008

Michelle Obama, President Elect Obama, Please Pick Stone Ridge As Your Daughters' School!

Stone Ridge totally ROCKS.

I went there from 3rd grade through 8th grade and it is still, to date, the BEST EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE of my life. Harvard was good too, but my years at Stone Ridge were the seminal experience that made the rest of my education as fruitful as it was.

If Stone Ridge is still anything like it was in the 80's, it is simply THE BEST PLACE for a young girl to get an education that will foster a rich intellectual life as well as strength of character and conviction in the face of a world full of challenges.

All due respect to Sidwell, Holton, Georgetown Day, and NCS, of course...but STONE RIDGE ROCKS!!!

5 comments:

katy (aka funny girl) said...

Harvard was good too...LOL!

BTW, any chance you knew Eugene Kim at Harvard? It's a small world, so you never know.

Bardiac said...

Don't you think there'd be some discomfort (in several ways) what with some Catholic bishops talking about how Biden shouldn't be allowed to take communion (and other similar issues with other politicians who support choice) and Obama's stated support of choice?

Were I a parent, I'd avoid sending my kid to a school that didn't reflect my values in important ways (and that would include choice, glbt rights, sexuality, and the equality of women, which is an issue with a church that doesn't practice female ordination).

(That's not to suggest that you didn't have a wonderful experience, of course, or that the school doesn't do a good job educating students. But some core Catholic values are at odds with the Obamas' stated values, and some important bishops in the Catholic church have made a public stand against the Obamas' stated values.)

T. said...

Bardiac, that's a good point - I hadn't even thought of that! Can you believe it? It must be because my entire family and I get sick to our stomachs every time some bishop or other makes statements about politicians receiving communion et al. Not all Catholics are of one mind. And Stone Ridge, certainly, has already been flagged on some message boards as one of the more "liberal" places. (I guess that goes with the order historically having been founded to be the female "version" or counterpart of the Jesuits...?)

I suppose in light of what you point out Georgetown Day does make sense - after all, it started as an integrated school in a segregated city - but oh...I can't help feeling a little alma mater pride and longing...

Anonymous said...

They decided on Sidwell.

http://gawker.com/5096796/obamas-shock-america-choose-upscale-private-school-for-daughters

T. said...

Yes, I saw - thanks!

Sigh...I kinda had a feeling they would...it's an amazing school too...

I was just checking out their arts calendar and admiring the fact that they had a student playwright festival, dance ensemble performance, a cappella group, and instrumentalists, in addition to the upper school play...

So despite my good-natured, rival-school jealousy, I am totally PSYCHED for the Obama girls and the outstanding educational experience that awaits them!