Yesterday my mother told me a story about a coworker of hers. It seems this person's ex-husband passed away. They have a child together, but the mother has primary custody. The child does have a relationship with the father. They are NOT TELLING THE CHILD until after she finishes her state exams in school because they don't want her to be upset and not do well. She'll find out her father has died the day before his funeral. I'm appalled. Her TEST SCORES are more important than knowing her father has died??? Our priorities regarding this testing nonsense have gotten way out of whack. WAY. out of whack!