My daughter came home from her first day of eighth grade today and told me that she'd met a new girl. She didn't know her name, though, only that she was in "LA2" with her.
"LA2?" I asked.
"Yeah," she said. "That's not that hard."
"Okay," I agreed, "but what's the 2?"
"2," she said. "We have it twice."
"Okay, so she's in your LA2 class..."
"Yeah. Well, actually, she's in my LA1 class, too...but LA2 is first."
Fortunately, I didn't have to go any further with that, because it was time to read and sign the rules for science.
For instance, "do not remove animals from the classroom" and "do not taste any materials used in class".
I'm not at all sure the right lessons are being conveyed.