But there's really no way to guarantee which your child will be. So why take the risk if you can afford not to? There's no reset button on life. If your daughter starts sneaking off with some slacker petty drug dealer, you can't rewind two years and not put her in the algebra II course she met him in.
Scott, 25, of Haverford, and Brooks, 18, of Villanova, were accused Monday of being the leaders of a drug trafficking ring that sought to corner the trade across some of the western suburbs' most prominent public schools. Brooks even branded the effort, allegedly describing it as "the main line take over project."
Authorities said the pair enlisted student dealers and customers at their alma mater, the Haverford School, and at Lower Merion, Harriton, Conestoga, and Radnor High Schools - all considered among the state's elite. The network also allegedly sold drugs at a few colleges . . .
Also charged in the case, authorities said, were Daniel R. McGrath, 18, of Glenolden, a current student at the Haverford School; John C. Rosemann, 20, of Connecticut, who was at Lafayette College; Christian S. Euler, 23, of Villanova, a student at Lafayette; Garrett M. Johnson, 18, a Haverford College student from New York; Reid Cohen, an 18-year-old Haverford College student from Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; and Willow L. Orr, 22, and Domenic V. Curcio, 29, both of Philadelphia.
I think the concern about kids being unduly sheltered by private school so that they don't have to interact with non-elite kids and therefore will be unable to relate to others from other backgrounds is very unfounded.
The word "elite" is a stretch. There are very few "elite" private schools. Most private schools are $8,000-10,000 per year. "Elite" is when you can afford a $30,000 day school or a $40,000-50,000 boarding.