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Topic: school applications

Not Getting In

January 29, 2013

By Sarah Vander Schaaff Decisions won’t be announced until mid to late February, but Emma feels certain that her daughter won’t get into any of the schools to which they’ve applied. There are more than four times as many applicants as there are slots; she doesn’t “know anyone”; and she hasn’t waged a letter writing campaign of persuasion. So Emma is thinking about next fall and what her daughter might do if she is not in school. Her daughter is two. Emma, who asked not to be identified by her real name, lives in West LA. In speaking with her on the phone this week, this LA mother said that a few months ago she thought, “You find a nice… Read More

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