Is preschool panic still happening?Well, the New York Times has done it again. In the Motherlode blog, we get this recent dispatch about an affluent New York City couple in the throes of applying to prestigious and highly competitive pre-K programs in Manhattan. They're very, very stressed about it and so are their friends.
"The seeds of panic had been planted when Zee was 6 months old," explains writer Judy Batalion. "A friend was genuinely concerned: 'You haven't signed her up for preschool prep at Gymboree?' Another friend warned: 'If you do, hire a consultant who can help your daughter act as if she didn't take the class to hide it from the admissions officers.' (What?!) And another: 'You need to start giving these schools charity. That's how you get in, if you're not racially interesting.' (White Jews - like us - being the definition of uninteresting.)"
If you're rolling your eyes and frantically typing #firstworldproblem right now, you're not alone. "Schmoozing", as Batalion mentions elsewhere in the article, isRead More »from Why One Mom is Opting Out of Preschool Panic