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Emanuel Will Send Kids to Private School

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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday told CBS that he would send his three children to the University of Chicago Lab School in Hyde Park and not to a Chicago Public School.

    It's the same private school that President Barack Obama's children attended when he was an Illinois Senator.

    Because he decided to keep his children out of Chicago Public Schools, Emanuel said that voters will have to make a judgment about his choice.

    Emanuel revealed his choice of school less than 24-hours after admonishing an NBC reporter for asking the exact same question. 

    “Mary Ann, let me break the news to you. My children are not in a public position,” he said, curtly. “I am.  You’re asking me a value statement and not a policy. … No, no, you have to appreciate this. My children are not an instrument of me being mayor.  My children are my children, and that may be news to you, and that may be new to you, Mary Ann, but you have to understand that I’m making this decision as a father.”

    Read the report on how Emanuel lost his temper over the very same question.