The Race for Preschool School Slots

The Washington Post ran a satirical column recently about the stiff competition parents face when trying to secure their children slots in top nursery schools. In order to snag a spot, writer Maral Kibarian Skelsey joked, parents need to know that it's not really about their children, it's about how much the parents can impress the admissions officers. "In addition to being very rich, I would recommend that you work on becoming famous -- but try to do so without being indicted," she wrote. "You don't need rock star status -- just something like the cover of Forbes magazine."