Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) is all in a dither that his second grade daughter has to carry such a heavy load home each night from school. Here's a picture of her back pack of books. He says that it weighs 19 pounds. Nearly one third her body weight. Glenn is surprised that no one seems to care. From the KnoxNews:
The folks at the school, however, don't seem to care; I've raised it with them but they've been utterly dismissive.
Given that they seem to find time during the school day to have kids write D.A.R.E. essays in which they promise that alcohol will never touch their lips, I wonder why they can't find enough class time to get all this work done during the school day?
Knox County Schools seem to be able to find time for everything except, you know, teaching. I can't say I'm surprised that they're losing so many people to private schools and homeschooling, but I am surprised that the folks from Knox County don't seem to care
He can end her pain and his too --just homeschool. If he acts quickly enough there may even be time to get him nominated for Best Homeschool Dad Blog. With his readership he'd be a shoe in for sure. Or maybe he can start a whole new blog and call it InstaSchool!
(HT: Joanne Jacobs)