Just a pointer to these two post: one by The Mad Momma, who is worried about whether the school her son has got admission in is the right one for him. The second is Dipali Taneja, who remebers her own childhood and schooling in this perspective.
Say the word 'education' and my antennae are up. There's much to say about this question of schooling and schools, versus what one might call an education. Some of it I've said as a comment to Dipali's post. But more thoughts coming up in a bit.