If you look at the photo to the right, you might guess that it's a shot of a homeless encampment.
It's not. This is an encampment of families waiting in line in the hopes of enrolling their kids into one of the better Cincinnati magnet schools..........
Rodrigo Coronel had originally planned to set up his tent Saturday at the Fairview Clifton German Language School.Waiting in line for days in the hopes of getting your kids into a decent school.
The West End man figured he would be there in plenty of time to snag his son a spot on the enrollment list for the school’s pre-kindergarten program. After all, the school won’t take applications until 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.He figured wrong.
“I went to work (Friday) and a co-worker said ‘aren’t you supposed to be at school? I heard there was about 70 people already!’” he said.
So Coronel, who works in marketing at Procter & Gamble, canceled his day of meetings, hailed a cab and rushed over.
He managed to snag spot No. 67 in line – a low enough number to guarantee his child’s enrollment.
Now that's "progressive"!