My sister had bucked the Catholic school trend by not passing the entrance exam. She ended up at the local public high school, Greece Olympia, instead.
Lynn was a cute and very popular cheerleader. She had a great time going to school there. I wanted the same freedom and fun. So when my parents started arguing relentlessly about money, I put a bug in their ear, “ Mom, Dad, since money is so tight, why not send me to public school? Lynn went and she’s okay!”
I didn’t have to work too hard to convince them that I would also be fine at the public school. This was a big coup for me!