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In the morning, I spoke with a mom of a preternaturally intelligent girl, whom I hadn’t seen at the library for quite some time. She is a recent immigrant, and struggles with her English, but expresses herself perfectly clearly. She told me about how her daughter had just started school a month ago, and that her teacher has told her she is behind in the number of English words she uses. So that’s why I haven’t seen them for a while — After kindergarten every day, they go right home to do homework. Plus, the mom said, she gives her daughter more homework! All this was said with so much love and care for her daughter.

 

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