Monday, May 11, 2009


Co teacher Yelee Jo explained something to me about the school I work for now, and it really helps me to establish empathy with my kids. At some branches where the curriculum is intense and the mothers are more fierce, it is not uncommon to have children come home from "the P-school" at 4:30 in the afternoon and go to sleep only to wake up at midnight in order to complete their online homework.

I'm humbled. I'm grateful. I'm in awe.

My education was never so scrutinized that I might stay ahead of the above-average bracket. Book homework seems trivial to me now. I imagine that we'll do away with it altogether in the next few years.