Courtesy of HuffPost
That’s right,Â New West Charter SchoolÂ in West LA offered VIP room access, complete with laminated passes, only to students who paid an additional $5.
Magiera wrote in disbelief on her blog,Â BellaNoise, “Whatâ€™s next, bottle service? $10 for a jug of Coke maybe, served by a high-schooler in short shorts? While everyone else gets Capri sun pouches grabbed out of a tub full of ice??”
She wrote, as any protective mother would, that middle school is hard enough as it is, with rollercoaster hormones, acne attacks and popularity contests.
Her son explained to her that the extra $5, on top of the $15 general admission price, would grant him the privilege of hanging out in the VIP lounge, enjoying a dessert bar and taking home some swag. “One assumes it also is supposed to buy belonging and social security, superiority even,” she added.