Saturday, July 5, 2008

ELITE ETHNOGRAPHY

NY Post At the prestigious Dalton School, on Manhattan's Upper East Side, administrators can't remember the last time a graduating senior class experienced a "Harvard drought." In the past, it wasn't unusual for as many as seven students to be accepted through early admission to the top Ivy League institution, says a guidance counselor there. But for the first time in memory, inside sources say, no Dalton students will be shipping off to Harvard come fall. And some parents-who shell out $31,200 a year for their kids' private school education-are pissed.

At Dalton's graduation earlier this month, one mom was heard muttering, "I won't send my grandchildren here, that's for sure." Another frustrated parent says she "had to use personal connections" to get her Dalton-educated daughter, who had an A-minus average and near-perfect SAT scores, into Johns Hopkins this fall. .

2 Comments:

At July 6, 2008 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's too bad for these rich people. Maybe there should be some sort of affirmative action for them so that they don't have to go through this humiliation.

 
At July 7, 2008 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is and G. W. Bush took advantage of it. If your parents went to an Ivy League school, there is a place reserved for you there regardless of your grades or what prep school you went to.

 

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