11/19/2012 04:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Early Education In Bribery

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Vilnius, Lithuania – Edita Bagdoniene furrows her brow as her 3-year-old son, Mykolas, splashes mischievously in puddles outside. Mykolas is absorbed in his game, but his mother is distracted with worry.

She wants to enroll him in preschool, where his games would have more structure, and he would learn to play with other children. But by her calculations, Mykolas would not get to see the inside of a preschool before his 10th birthday, barring payment of a hefty bribe.

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