Many schools around the country hold fund-raising auctions. In most cities the prizes tend to be things like dinner at a nice restaurant or box seats at a ball game. In our nation's capital the offerings are both more extravagant and -- inevitably -- more wonky. Recent auction items from a number of Washington public and private schools:
-- A tour of the Treasury Department building, left.
-- Lunch with CIA Director R. James Woolsey. Bonus: a Tom Clancy novel autographed by Woolsey.
-- A health-care seminar in your home or office featuring experts from the Brookings Institution, the Urban Institute...