The Queen Bee of Kindergarten Admissions

In case you missed it, the New York Times had a great piece a few weeks ago on Elisabeth Krents, admissions director at the Dalton School. For anxious parents eager to groom overachievers, Ms. Krents is a figure to be feared, holding the fate-strings of scores of four-year-old Dalton applicants.

Writes the Times:

Power brokers fear her, well-heeled mothers seek advice on how to dress for her, wads of money are spent on preparing small children to impress her — and people, it seems, are unwilling to share their names along with their thoughts about her.