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Prancer
03-15-2011, 07:56 PM
Well, I agree that there might be a false advertising claim, but what if the girl is developmentally at a 2 year old stage and the mother is in denial? I have seen that happen before.

I didn't get that the woman's daughter was singled out to be put in with two-year-olds. The problem seemed to be that the kids were supposed to have different curriculum based on age, but they were all put into one big room together because of construction, and the mother does not believe that the curriculum is demanding enough because of the lack of age separation.

At no point does anyone say that Lucia wasn't getting her French lessons or anything else that the website promises. Note what the lawyer says:

"They put a bunch of kids of different ages together and gave her some excuse about construction," Paulose said.

Aceon6
03-15-2011, 08:04 PM
My daughters pre-k is free. At this stage, I'm not at all concerned about where she will go to college. I'm not too concerned about my 8 year old either. I have so dropped the ball here! :lol:

My goodness! What are you thinking? They will be so far behind, there's no possible way they can get into an Ivy. :rolleyes::yikes::scream:

p.s. This thread is providing some amusing relief from the Japan threads. So much sadness there, so much silliness in NYC.

algonquin
03-15-2011, 09:04 PM
I didn't get that the woman's daughter was singled out to be put in with two-year-olds. The problem seemed to be that the kids were supposed to have different curriculum based on age, but they were all put into one big room together because of construction, and the mother does not believe that the curriculum is demanding enough because of the lack of age separation.

At no point does anyone say that Lucia wasn't getting her French lessons or anything else that the website promises. Note what the lawyer says:

"They put a bunch of kids of different ages together and gave her some excuse about construction," Paulose said.I agree with the point that the mother did not get what she paid for, but I feel rather sorry for the child. It reminds me of a recent article that I read about the gifted program in my province's school system. They had a call from a mom who insisted that they put her unborn child's name on the enrolment list, because she just, "Knew that her child would be gifted".

Prancer
03-15-2011, 09:11 PM
I agree with the point that the mother did not get what she paid for

Mmm, I don't know about that. Just because the daughter was put in the same room with younger children doesn't mean that she wasn't taught the four-year-old curriculum. And again, no one has said that the child didn't get the things advertised on the school's site.

I'm not a big fan of the Daily News' reporting style; I'm sure that there is more to the story. But just based on what they have reported, I don't see any claim that the child was not given what was promised.

Rhianna
03-15-2011, 09:34 PM
My daughters pre-k is free. At this stage, I'm not at all concerned about where she will go to college. I'm not too concerned about my 8 year old either. I have so dropped the ball here! :lol:

How can you live with yourself?! :P

Habs
03-15-2011, 09:47 PM
They had a call from a mom who insisted that they put her unborn child's name on the enrolment list, because she just, "Knew that her child would be gifted".

:eek:

Rob
03-15-2011, 09:52 PM
My daughters pre-k is free. At this stage, I'm not at all concerned about where she will go to college. I'm not too concerned about my 8 year old either. I have so dropped the ball here! :lol:

Yeah, based on the pre-ks that make the news around here, I think I would be more concerned that they weren't leaving my 4 year old to baby sit the 2 year olds than I would be about ivy league prep. Adult teacher in the room, check; no abuse, check; everyone is having fun, check.

milanessa
03-15-2011, 09:52 PM
They had a call from a mom who insisted that they put her unborn child's name on the enrolment list, because she just, "Knew that her child would be gifted".

Mama knows best. :lol:

IceAlisa
03-15-2011, 10:13 PM
:eek: :scream:

Having said that, I am not surprised. I just watched my SIL who lives in NYC go through the preschool admission process for her kid. It wasn't pretty.

Knowing my SIL, I am guessing she will provide the scoop on this story. :watch:

oleada
03-15-2011, 10:16 PM
:yikes: :scream:

reckless
03-15-2011, 11:28 PM
I think we have a frontrunner if Bravo ever needs to replace a member of the cast of Real Housewives of NY.

MacMadame
03-16-2011, 12:15 AM
"They put a bunch of kids of different ages together and gave her some excuse about construction," Paulose said.
What gets me about this is that not segregating kids by age often enhances learning.

Angelskates
03-16-2011, 12:26 AM
Has the daughter finished the school year? Did the mum view some "classes" first?

Seems all a bit much for 4 years old. Does the school get the money back again if the girl gets into Yale later on?

Karina1974
03-16-2011, 01:38 AM
imagine how much she will sue for if Lucia becomes a stripper

Or if she grows up, gets shipped off to college and ends up participating in a situation like this one. (http://keepalbanyboring.com/2011/brocial-media-recap-kegs-and-eggs-2011-2/#more-686) A perfect example of (en masse) helicoptor parenting gone wrong - because it's only effective until the kid is out of the parents' sight. Then the kid has all this freedom, yet doesn't know how to handle it.

Southpaw
03-16-2011, 02:08 AM
I can't help but wonder what the child's father has to say about this lawsuit. He's noticably absent from the article. Where's the baby daddy????