Reprise of an essay that needs to be read about every five or ten years until the point sticks. I can relate, having been the product of five different elementary schools in two Southern states not famous for education -- before I got to high school. If I heard the word "under-achiever" once I heard it a hundred times. Sheesh. And after that it took me an extra two or three years past the usual four to get an undergraduate degree. It was okay, but I wouldn't want to do it over. Grad school? Fuggedaboudit. My heart goes out to this kid. Go read.