My daughter entered public school last year. I was nervous about it. I researched schools, talked to teachers and interviewed principals right up until registration day. I considered homeschooling. I considered academic challenge, arts focus, science focus, and international baccalaureate. I read studies about the risks/benefits of overscheduling and excessive desk-work. I read memoirs and blog posts about women and men who were "too smart" going into kindergarten, and what that may have meant for their social development and consequent life-choices.
Desi always makes me think or smile or cry. Guess which one this was?