Natasha Vargas-Cooper
natashavc
11/12/15
11:50 AM
4

momtrepreneurs have found fertile ground to exploit the vulgar notion that the right preschool is the sole entry point to a pneumatic tube that deposits their offspring 13 years later into the Ivy League. Read more

11/12/15
10:45 AM
91

Here is the entire message sent from the professor trying to DO HIS JOB. I guess before long there will be no professors or administrators on campus.
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11/12/15
5:40 AM
5

Blooooody hell. This sounds like the preschool version of Sea Org. Is this woman a Scientologist? No conversing with other parents? No questioning at all? Being kicked out for being concerned? Ticks allllll of those boxes.

11/12/15
1:00 AM
5

The exorbitant tuition and the fact that Renae ejects innocent children from their school and can’t negotiate peacefully with their parents would send me running to the closest free playgroup/co-op. People can run them in parks, at the beach, at the library. The kid-centric, catered environment sounds fun, but not Read more

11/11/15
6:52 PM
12

I’m a bit torn by this piece. I live next to King Middle School. It was once a hotbed for prepubescent criminals. The kids would ditch school and hide behind apartment buildings. They would steal mail, let the air out of the tires of parked cars, and generally cause mayhem. Now it’s a rather elite magnet school. Read more

11/11/15
4:55 PM
14

“If the past ten centuries have taught us anything, the idea of Camelot is easy to attack, but it’s also difficult to destroy.”

It’s also important to not that Camelot ALWAYS falls, usually due to the leader’s hubris.

11/11/15
4:14 PM
23

Not just that but besides paying exorbitant tuition a lot of these families gave SERIOUS money as well as time to make that school the yuppie paradise that it is. Of course they're going to be upset when you start acting like a mix of Stalin & Regina George from Mean Girls.

11/11/15
3:11 PM
49

This all sounds very Scientologisty! What with the acronyms and the punishment for behaving in a way deemed “subversive.”

11/11/15
3:02 PM
20

Born and raised blue collar in Los Angeles, watching the eastside get taken over by beardos and women who name their kids like they’re air fresheners. So much this though...

11/11/15
2:51 PM
23

What is the life of someone who can spend $18000 a year on preschool. What is life like for their children? How much will their birthday parties, cars, weddings cost? Other schooling and extracurriculars? It's baffling to me the kind of money some people have. Wow.

11/11/15
2:30 PM
71

To me, it seems that Renae-Plant types are quite common among self-founded non-profits, schools and small business. You have to be a little crazy to pour all your money and time into a venture in the first place, and once you do, any criticism, anything less than total, unquestioning obedience becomes VERY PERSONAL. Read more