Here is the debate I am currently having with my too smart for her skin 10 year old..LOL. My daughter is an exceptional student..in a gifted program in public school.The middle school she just started SUCKS..BIG TIME....They are teaching stuff to her that she learned in SECOND GRADE!(shes in 5th grade)She comes home every day CRYING because she is bored in school and wants a challenge..How sad is that. Yes..you all know how hard headed I am.Ive gone to EVERYONE in the school system for over a month and Ive gotten NOWHERE. Ive made an apptmt for my daughter at a private school to sit in on their 5th grade class this week.She is FREAKING OUT.She hates change..but her school isnt working out and her education will suffer if she stays in the public school. Im going to ask that she goes and tries it out for ONE DAY in a very nice private school by us and see what happens. One of my friends thinks IM NUTS.She thinks I should let my daughter lose interest in school JUST to keep her with her friends. She is a SUPER kid,straight A student and I think she'd do fine once she adapted to the huge change. AM I WRONG???....and yes..she comes home everyday in tears as it is....how sad is it that a school refuses to challenge a child?Shes very bright but this school is SERIOUSLY lacking in the teaching deptmt. Need some opinions here.....this is where Im stumped.Hate her school..but also hate to see her have to adjust and make new friends in a school 30 mins away. What do you think?