DC school bureaucracy flushes out ‘truant’ piano prodigy to homeschool
A Washington Post writer has stirred up a hornet’s nest, reporting Monday that a 13-year-old Washington, D.C., piano prodigy was flushed out of the public school system and into homeschooling because the district was bureaucratically unable or unwilling to accommodate her unconventional training and performance schedule.
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“Most importantly it is just the experience, I think this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it will be an interesting time. My daughter is homeschooled, so we have all of her homeschool work so we can go ahead and we don’t miss any time.” — Jessica Boling, Kansas City, Kan.