So, if you kids couldn't pick out state or capitals when they were in the fourth grade there is a problem. My kids could do it in the first grade and it had nothing to do with them going to CDS (which they did). The reason they could was because we spend time with them at home doing what parents should do.
So, I would think you are the more of the reason and the problem. I don't expect any school to teach my kids everything. Something's have to be taught at home.
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