Magazine article Tablet Magazine

Think of the Children

Magazine article Tablet Magazine

Think of the Children

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Just to get this out of the way: I went to Harvard. Here are some fun facts about Harvard! If you donate a ton of money, they will let your child attend! (Exhibit A: Jared Kushner.) If you went to Harvard, your child is five times as likely to be admitted to Harvard as a kid whose mom or dad did not go to Harvard! And here is a fun story! During my first semester at Harvard, I confided to my roommate that a girl in my English class was shockingly stupid. "Let me guess," my roommate replied drily. And she named the student. I was shocked! How had my roommate known? Because my stupid classmate's last name was a name that appeared on a Very Large Building! Apparently, my roommate, like a lot of kids who were not me, went through the freshman register (it was called "the Face Book," if I recall correctly) and noted the names of super-wealthy families. …

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