Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Student’s home-schooling highlights debate over Va. religious exemption law

Josh Powell wanted to go to school so badly that he pleaded with local officials to let him enroll. He didn’t know exactly what students were learning at Buckingham County High School, in rural central Virginia, but he had the sense that he was missing something fundamental.By the time he was 16, he had never written an essay. He didn’t know South Africa was a country. He couldn’t solve basic algebra problems.“There were all these things that are part of this common collective of knowledge that 99 percent of people have that I didn’t have,” Powell said.
Washington Post

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