I'd absolutely love to just follow my son around at preschool all day but I know that it's not possible or good for him. I'd also love to have more choice as to where he goes to school but we're having to opt for public schools and so he goes to the local Headstart program. I'd also really really love to not have to un-teach my son things that he learns in school.
I've seen the after school teachers on several occasions chastising little boys (my son included) for picking up "girl" toys to play with. I've seen them take away a teddy bear in a stroller from my son and say, "you don't need to be playing with that." And then, just yesterday, I told my son that his drawings could be colored in more and he said, "but mommy, my skin is the color white." and I thought...who told you that?? I had to tell him that no, his skin is tan colored, and I helped him pick out the right crayon for me and for him and for his dad and showed him they were all different and definitely *not* white, but different "tans." I don't want to bring up race or gender issues here, I just wish that it was a perfect world where I knew that the issues that I worried about teaching my son about at home weren't being un-taught to him at school!