Rich People Sending Nannies to Private Schools

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: People walk by flowers and messages that have been left in front of the building where two children were stabbed to death allegedly by their nanny in a family's Upper West Side apartment on October 26, 2012 in New York City. The New York Police department said that the children were discovered in a bathtub by their mother, Marina Krim.  Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 50, was lying unconscious nearby with apparent self-inflicted stab wounds. As the investigation continues no charges have been filed at this time.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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To volunteer in their place, that is. "They're sending nannies for bake sales, book clubs, for the ice-skating group," a representative of Manhattan Private School Advisors griped to the New York Post. "Parents can't be bothered two days a year for an hour." At both Marymount and Buckley, the administrations have been forced to lay down the law when it comes to safety patrol, with a memo from the latter reminding: "Parents are the only acceptable option for patrol. Caregivers, housekeepers, etc. may NOT walk safety patrol." Annual tuition approaching the GDP of a small country doesn't go as far as it used to.