Charlie Bollinger (almost ten years old): There should be no homework until college. And then, there should be some colleges that specialize in no homework. Those wacko people who want homework and all that stuff…they can go to those kinds of colleges, like Harvard or something. The rest of us can just do our time in class at the other kinds of colleges with the cool teachers who really get to know all the students and what they are good at and the teachers are like mentors and they help them to be better at their one or two skills so they can become masters and that’s it. Also, no grades. You learn and live and talk and do experiments and have fun. It’s simple. The homework and grades totally mess up the whole thing for me. You know what I mean, Mom?
Cassie Bollinger: (Utterly speechless, once again.)