When the cost of nice clothes and pocket money was added to the $150-$200 in outright bribes that some parents are known to have paid, then the total cost reached a staggering $400.
“More than nine out of ten kids who attended the Children’s Union representatives’ meeting were from powerful and wealthy backgrounds and were willing to pay more money, which led to competition,” the source asserted. “In the end, the selection process resulted in a test separating the lower classes from the upper.”
“People reckon that it had a bad effect on kids who couldn’t participate,” she went on, “and moms complained that classes were being divided distinctly along feudal lines into ‘aristocrats’ and ‘commoners’. They are complaining openly that the new leader is a supporter only for the aristocrats.”
“Participants were given medical treatment, beverages and sweets from the minute they boarded the train, which earned them envy from the parents of children who couldn’t go.”