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.
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
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
“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.
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.
Best thing I’ve read in awhile.
She seems to be veering pretty hard towards fascism as she moves forward;
Camelot should head back and to the left. Back and to the left.
Then you are this duck:
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...
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
I live in the midwest - which is decidedly not LA - and was also impressed by the price tag. Which is pretty close to what I pay here for 1 kid, except that we have two so - we pay BIG MONEY.
It’s probably bad that for a brief moment I thought - “Wow, maybe we could afford to live somewhere on the coast.” Nope, jk -… Read more