I was recently speaking with my twelve-year-old nephew. I asked him:
“What grade are you in?”
“I am in sixth grade?”
“Do you like it?”
“Why would I?”
Of course, I am proud of him for this answer as is his extended TDV family. But his answer was also disturbing. Because by my public school-educated estimates, if he is currently in sixth grade, that means he has, like, six more grades to go until he is freed from the physical and mental confinement of public school. A lot of damage lies ahead for this fertile, active mind.