After ecstasy, the laundry.
- -- Zen Proverb
I do know that Johnny's going to need all of his strength to survive in a school system where the best indicator of his academic success at 18 is how good his language skills are when he walks in the door at age 5.
Nagging questions remain: Where is the line between making the most of one’s potential and reaching for the unattainable? Where is the line between education as a tool and education as a kind of magic? The line is blurred and that is why when education fails, disillusionment is so bitter.
-- Henry Anatole Grunwald, Time 5 July 1976