Contrasts

Today, on the phone my mother she tells me she thinks the New York City middle school application process… “is just over the top as far as I’m concerned.  Goodness sakes!”

Today, I talked to a mom on the playground after school whose son, a classmate of my child, will be joining his older siblings at Poly Prep after 5th grade.

AND

Today, I heard via facebook that a fellow mom from my kid’s preschool class is happy that her kid got into Poly Prep.

We can’t afford that kind of private school.

I also saw via “linkedin” that a fellow RBB clown went to an (expensive) Quaker prep school before she went to Clown College.

One mommy-friend said of private school tuition: “Who can think of money at a time like this?”

I can.  I do. We can’t.

Today, I feel like crying.

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