The Genius Bomb

Oh, a genius you say? Well, that's different.

Fall is a most anxious time for parents of school age children. It is the season of "first contact," when parents and schools make their formal introductions. 


Often this takes the form of a back-to-school night, where enthusiastic administrators describe to the parents the school's pedagogical mission, and tell them about the great things they can expect to see from their children by the end of the year. It is also the time of the first parent-teacher conferences, where level-headed teachers cut to the chase and tell you what's wrong with your kid and what they are going to do about it. 

And in the world of independent schools, it is the time when parents begin the absurdly important process of school application. 

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