This has made me question this as I watch my DS in 1st grade breeze through because since birth we have read to him from day one, we have recited the ABC's and counted 1-100, at 4 Pre-school, at 5 Pre-k, At 6 it was Kindergarten and now 7 1st grade, in PA you must turn 5 before August 31st. He is Sept. 13. We encouraged educational show, he plays toontown and is very good. I have a sister who is a teacher and 2 sister in laws who year after year get that kid, the kid who was not encouraged to learn. Why because that's a teachers job! Yes but that kid has those parents who believe their child is a genius.. They can't understand why their kid is behind the other kids.. I don't get it. Education starts at home.. Sorry but that's my confession for today!!