"So, Diane, tell me - is Ellen in your top three?"
Ellen, a seventh grader, was a new transfer student. She'd come from the prestigious preparatory division of a big-city conservatory. (Her parents had told me that in their first phone call.) She'd only been with me a few months. Her dad, a stock broker, was anxious to know how she compared to my other students.
"Hmm...to be honest, I wouldn't...Read More