January 12, 2010
Okay, Okay, Okay...Its absolutely ridiculous BUT such an interesting documentary. For those of you in New York City, you will find this especially interesting and for those in other parts of the nation, well heck, its such a bizarre world that you will find it interesting as well. A little bit of a warning: Moms and Dads who live in NYC and are about to enter their child in preschool-do not be discouraged and more importantly do not watch this film! I have learned more than I care to share about the New York City preschool and kindergarten admissions process (and honored to say, my school is not one of these :) and with my new knowledge I still stand by my original stance in saying the process is absolutely ridiculous. Every child should have the same chance of getting into a good private school regardless of their ability ( or lack of) to count to 10, recognize colors, recognize letters, sound recognition etc. It infuriates me that because a 3 year old may not "interview" well, they are forced into a school that frankly just isn't as good as the one they were applying to. People- THESE CHILDREN ARE 3 YEARS OLD! That fact alone should be enough. Ah, New York City......
You have to see it to believe it: