Father George Rutler on the benefits of kindergarten:
I urge you to keep your child out of kindergarten, because kindergarten will only lead to first grade and then the grim sequence of grade after grade begins and takes its inexorable toll on the mind born fertile but gradually numbed by the pedants who impose on the captive child the flotsam of their own infecundity.”
Kindergarten is a German word. Its literal translation is “garden of the children” but it really means “to make children into good Chermans”. Which is fine, assuming that you’re a Nazi.