A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 183, Monday
July 2nd, 2018
Chapter One: School
When she was five years old, instead of beginning kindergarten, Kathy’s parents placed her in private tutelage.
They looked at dozens of schools, public programs, private institutions, schools that were religiously affiliated, and they did not encounter a single program that they felt like they could trust.
In most cases they could tell within seconds or minutes that the administrators saw exposure to Kathy as something they could exploit.
They kept looking. They took these step because they were continuously unnerved by Kathy’s mannerisms. The things she said and did, they things she knew, the profound abilities of her powerful intellect, they differentiated her from everyone, not just children her age.
They were afraid of her, and they feared for her.
They did not want Kathy to grow up in the face of other people’s fear. They felt it would warp her, possibly turn her into a guarded and hateful person.
They were desperate to help her, and eager to be released from their parental obligations. They could not face the idea of simply home-schooling her. They themselves needed a break from managing her day to day, hour by hour. They also knew that they did not have the skills to guide her.
They sought private tutors, professionals under a variety of disciplines, to help them.
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