Rich People Sending Nannies to Private Schools

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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.