I, too, graduated with many more credits than required, lots of extracurricular and volunteer experiences, qualified to step into some jobs that may have otherwise required a associates degree.

Mostly, K-12 was a big waste of my time. Truthfully, I taught myself without much quality "teaching." Then, I was lucky; I had motivated, supportive, smart parents and friends. We taught each other.

We MUST stop wasting our children's time. We need to and must offer education choices. The choice to attend, the choice as to curriculum and the choice as to where we do these things. Certainly, the way we are "educating" our children now is not working--almost total failure.