This weekend I was casually looking up private kindergartens here in Philadelphia. One of the applications I found has the following questions listed:
- How was your child delivered? (Early, hospital, and c-section were specifically called out)
- What medications did you receive during your labor?
- How old was the mother when the child was born?
Listen, I understand asking for a kid’s medical history. Also, feel free to do an in-person interview and evaluation of my son. Everyone would love that. But my medical history is none of Patrick’s potential future educators’ business.
Gotta love the not very subtle implications that these things could have a negative impact on a child’s ability to be successful in life and in this expensive as fuck school. GOTTA CONSIDER THE ENTIRE SITUATION, RIGHT?
But at least that’s one less place we have to consider.