The Montessori School of Design?

Back to School! Good to see you again. Did you know that Maria Montessori (1870–1952), whose philosophy and methods still flourish today, was the first to create light, child-size desks for her eponymous schools (as I believe the French educational publisher Nathan also experimented around the same time, at the beginning of the 20th Century)? Read the timely essay by Heidi Newell that Core77 published here. And don't forget to pack your lunchbox, kids.