The backstory: We are using a new (and incredibly powerful!) computer program to draft Middle School class assignments for the next school year. As we learn how it works, the school’s tech support staff has been instrumental. My boss and I know kids and parents; our tech guy, the very patient and clever M, knows the computer program. Together we are sorting out what needs to happen. Reflecting on a particular scheduling conundrum that might be a challenge to explain to a parent, I made a suggestion that I have made before:
Me: Children should be raised by wolves.
Mike: It worked for Romulus & Remus.
Boom. Also: new plan.