While I know that there are individual teachers, and perhaps even administrators in the school systems who care deeply about the needs of the students they teach, I think it’s pretty safe to say that the bureaucracy as a whole expect our children to fit their needs rather than the other way around. The examples are legion, but here’s one more: high school kids eating lunch at 10:30 am or earlier. Researchers think this may *gasp in shock* lead to the formation of bad eating habits. Ya think? Of course everyone knows that making a kids eat lunch as much as 8 hours before they can expect to be fed dinner is a bad idea – but hey, schools are crowded, schedules are tight and heck, what are we suppose to do – turn ourselves inside out just so we can act in the best interest of the students? Yeesh!