Will the transition hurt some children?
Utopia isn't an option.
We must go in one of two directions: a) continue down the present road of bringing more and more families into dependency with such notions as school breakfast, school dinner, school clinics, longer day, and longer year, or b) we can reverse the 150-year slide and move toward more family responsibility for education.
Today we harm children by weakening their parents with government programs that foster irresponsibility. We must end these programs and call upon parents to do their duty to their children. It's not utopia, but it's doable.