If you're a parent who paid $19,000 to send your daughter to nursery school, and the school didn't teach what it promised it would teach, you have the right to be upset. You may even have the right to demand your money back.
But if you file a lawsuit claiming that the nursery school has damaged your four year-old's chances of attending an Ivy League school one day, well, you have derailed. Or your lawyer has derailed. But somebody involved has most certainly de-RAILED.
Being invested in your student's education is a great thing. Turning it into a life-and-death struggle where only an admission from an Ivy League school will suffice is not. Perspective is important. If you lose yours, you run the risk of ruining the process for yourself and for your student.
Thanks to my college buddy, Jim, for the article.