Parents watch projected results during an admissions lottery at Public School 84 in the Manhattan borough of New York on Feb. 13, 2007. Along with new options in the city’s school system are anxiety-ridden admissions procedures, an ordeal that in some ways rivals the quest for Ivy League colleges and in other ways is the educational equivalent of the annual bridal sale at Filene’s.
Parents watch projected results during an admissions lottery at Public School 84 in the Manhattan borough of New York on Feb. 13, 2007. Along with new options in the city’s school system are anxiety-ridden admissions procedures, an ordeal that in some ways rivals the quest for Ivy League colleges and in other ways is the educational equivalent of the annual bridal sale at Filene’s. Robert Caplin NYT File Photo
Parents watch projected results during an admissions lottery at Public School 84 in the Manhattan borough of New York on Feb. 13, 2007. Along with new options in the city’s school system are anxiety-ridden admissions procedures, an ordeal that in some ways rivals the quest for Ivy League colleges and in other ways is the educational equivalent of the annual bridal sale at Filene’s. Robert Caplin NYT File Photo

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