D.C. Council chairman Kwame Brown (D) and at-large member Phil Mendelson (D) send their children to John Eaton Elementary School in Cleveland Park, and are the only council members whose children attend non-charter public schools, the Washington Examiner reported Monday.
Brown’s neighborhood elementary school is Stanton Elementary School on Naylor Road S.E., east of the Anacostia River. On sending his kids to Stanton, Brown told the Examiner “My wife was just not into that discussion,” and refused to elaborate further.
Mendelson lives within Eaton’s boundaries and sends his daughter there “because I’m committed to the D.C. public school system,” he told the Examiner.
In another Monday story, the Examiner reported that Brown rejected the first “fully loaded” Lincoln Navigator the city provided him because its gray interior would not mask the mess his children make while “munching” on the ride to school as well as a black interior would.
The drive to school is 9 miles, and he now drives his own black postal truck, having given the SUV back to the city.