(Why is it “rat race?” Rats are gross.)
My father alerted me to this article here.
I will of course use it to vindicate my choice not to attend Vassar, which only has name recognition and about $27,000 more a year on tuition expenses over my alma mater, JMU (you’re welcome, mom and dad). Go Dukes.
But seriously, this article has me scared. Time was, fairly bright but not very hardworking students, like my siblings and me, could get into a decent school. (Yeah, I called myself bright. Deal with it. Tomorrow I will be back to self-loathing.)
But now I am thinking that pre-K is too early to start on the activities designed to get children into a good school. Piano lessons at age 4? Too late. Black belt by 7. Good luck buddy! Started a 501(c)(3) to help the homeless by 2nd grade? Yaaaaawn.
So I have informed my family that I am enrolling my yet-to-be-conceived children into SAT prep courses, as we speak/blog. I am not even remotely trying to get pregnant, but I am currently rubbing my belly and going through vocabulary flash cards. Just in case my eggs are listening.