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ince March this year, I’ve been living for September. That’s when the schools open again. It’s when my kid can be taught by a professional who’s not wrestling with worksheets while batting back conference calls and making excuses for missed deadlines. She’ll be around people her own age, who challenge her in ways that have nothing she’s watched that day. September is when I can breathe again.

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