Everybody keeps saying that our district has very good schools. I finally found out what this means. There are no breaks between classes, just one 25-minute recess. If a 7-year-old misses two homeworks in a row, she’s not allowed to have a recess. If a little kid (especially a boy) is active and restless, he’s punished by loss of recess. Instead, he has to sit in class. Because that’s supposed to help him be less active.
I’ve started saving for Montessori. Fuck college fund. Elementary school sounds too scary.