When it comes to what “affordable” seems to mean to those behind the project that is Bushwick Montessori School, one tends to think that maybe they were under the impression that just because the Upper East Side has long ago usurped Bushwick as the place with the highest concentration of weirdos, it also means Bushwick usurped it in per capita income.
Not so. That’s why the outrageous price tag ($50,000 a year) for a new Montessori school/day care located in that Bushwick-Ridgewood ether by Nowadays and Father Knows Best has many parents wondering why they decided to be apart of the children raising children ilk.
“I already work two jobs–one at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and the other at senior center down the block. I can’t physically take on any more for my child to go to school in Bushwick. And if only rich parents can afford to put their kids in school, the neighborhood is going to change even more for the worse–it will be nothing but Upper East Side monsters,” stated Sofia Mafondo, a 32-year-old with a three- and one-year-old to consider. Alas, the Mafondos will simply have to make way for spawn with last names like Anderson, White, Williamson Smith and Price. As in, the price of education at the lowest level is too high for poor folk.
Written by Genna Rivieccio