So, Builder is still determined to get the Things into a school, any school , no matter their personalities. However, Small Modox Girls may be out of the running. (The price tag scared off Builder, and their hard-sell tactics with a side of soft deception scared me off.) His new project is Big Mainstream Girls, where one of our nieces is enrolled. (It came highly recommended by my SIL--whose kids go elsewhere.)
My response: Isn't that particular niece still illiterate--in the third grade?
Builder then said that it's not the school's fault, because the girl has a learning disability and her mother doesn't put in the time I put in.
Of course her mother doesn't put in that kind of time. The girl goes to school! The school, which charges tuition, is supposed to handle that. And, if I have to teach my kids everything anyway, why not just cut the middleman and teach them myself? (Incidentally, Thing 1 may have a learning disability as well--but she's still reading at least at grade level.)