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Dalton Rejects: Scared to Criticize

Nothing like publicizing the names of rejected incoming kindergarteners to give them a complex for life. Parents of the rejected applicants to elite New York city prep school Dalton are apparently too terrified to criticize the school for fear their kids will get further punished, according to a report in Sunday’s New York Post. Many of the children have not yet heard from other schools and their parents don’t want it known their children were rejected—or they don’t want to incur the wrath of Dalton, in case they try to apply again in a few years. The names of students rejected from the school were sent to alumni as part of a fundraising drive—some have alleged it could be a pay-for-admission scheme—but the school has since apologized for the “privacy breach.”

February 10, 2013 2:28 PM