It is a hot summer day on Maple Street. See Dick and Jane play Nintendo. See Mommy and Daddy turn off the switch. Whine, Dick, whine! Pout, Jane, pout!
"Today is a very special day," explains Mommy. "You get to pick your school."
The family drives to a big school of red brick. "This was where I went," says Daddy proudly. "In olden days, they made kids go here. But you, Dick and Jane, are so very lucky. You can choose."
A nice teacher with a big smile greets them. She uses large words like achievement and learning modalities. Then she...