The question is, "What is it that orbits around the earth?"
My six year old just asked me what I was doing. I asked her if she knew the answer to the question. She did. Then she asked me again what I was doing.
"Mocking the French," I said.
"OK, Daddy. When you're done, can you read me a story?"
No tantrum. No PLEEAASE NOWWWW DADDY.
At some level, she understands.
I don't care what the standardized tests say; American kids are alright.