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overedge
03-15-2011, 06:07 PM
Oh, sigh.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/03/14/2011-03-14_manhattan_mom_sues_19kyr_preschool_for_damaging _4yearold_daughters_ivy_league_ch.html

my little pony
03-15-2011, 06:10 PM
imagine how much she will sue for if Lucia becomes a stripper

nypanda
03-15-2011, 06:29 PM
19K? Dude, that's cheap.

jeffisjeff
03-15-2011, 06:40 PM
"Indeed, the school proved not to be a school at all, but just one big playroom," the suit says.

:rofl:

rjblue
03-15-2011, 06:49 PM
That's disgusting! She paid $19000 for a school for her four year old, and they just let them play. Playing is for babies.

Oh! that poor little girl...

caseyedwards
03-15-2011, 06:56 PM
Tiger Mom!!

Tinami Amori
03-15-2011, 07:02 PM
The Mother has a right to sue if the School misrepresented its activities for children.


On its website, York touts its music and physical education programs, weekly library trips, and French classes for four-year-olds.

If they were promissed French lessons, the school should provide French lessons.... The school is "a business" and is subject to the same laws on false or deceptive advertising.

peibeck
03-15-2011, 07:03 PM
I think the parents just kept Lucia out getting into an "elite" university by looking like nut-bags. :P

marbri
03-15-2011, 07:06 PM
I agree with Tinami. It's a business and if they didn't provide what they promised she has the right to complain.

Skittl1321
03-15-2011, 07:07 PM
"French lessons" could mean they teach counting and colors in French... we did that at our cheapo church run daycare. Spanish too :)

kia_4EverOnIce
03-15-2011, 07:09 PM
poor baby! :(

EDIT: I've started studying English at 4yrs, but an hour/week! but just singing colours&number in my normal public school :)

manleywoman
03-15-2011, 07:19 PM
I agree with Tinami. It's a business and if they didn't provide what they promised she has the right to complain.

I agree. If they said specifically that they would be offering a certain service to 4 year olds, and she got lumped in with 2 year olds . . . there's a huge developmental difference. And it is telling that other nannies/moms were reluctant to speak in order to not hurt their own chances, as they put it. So clearly the school has a bit of a blackmail effect on these parents if they think saying anything negative means their kid won't pass the right test to get into a certain elementary school.

Where I have to :rolleyes: is the fact that this one school, for one month, ruined this kid's chances to get into an Ivy League in 14 y ears. That's ridiculous (plus the $19k price).

algonquin
03-15-2011, 07:34 PM
I agree. If they said specifically that they would be offering a certain service to 4 year olds, and she got lumped in with 2 year olds . . . 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.

manleywoman
03-15-2011, 07:39 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.

Sure, totally possible. Moms always think their kid is a genius. I'm just going on what the article states.

Badams
03-15-2011, 07:45 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: