Urging parents to “set a high bar” for their children, President Obama revealed his daughter Malia, a sixth-grader at Sidwell Friends School, had come home with a 73 on her science test. Her mother had told her earlier that she should earn “90 percent and up.’’
Malia vowed to study harder in science.
“So she came home yesterday, she got a 95,’’ Mr. Obama said. “But here’s the point: She said, ‘You know, I just like having knowledge.’’
I like the message, but I wonder if it’s wise for Obama to make his daughter part of the public debate. It’s tough enough to protect the privacy of presidential children.