Thursday, July 21, 2011

'Comprehensive Education'

"The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs based on parental choice cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience." NEA Resolution B 75 (2006-07)

My nephew, who co-founded technology company KSplice after he graduated from MIT, sold that company to Oracle this month for an undisclosed sum.

His younger brother made Law Review this week at Washington & Lee University.  It is the family's opinion, though, that his greater achievement lies in having found a wonderful woman and possessing the good sense to make her his wife.

Not bad for a couple of home educated kids.  But pity, isn't it, to think of the heights to which they might have soared if only they had had the benefit of an NEA approved 'comprehensive educational experience'?