I think the article is trying to be as dramatic as possible.
No books? That doesn't even make sense, it sounds like the kids have never learned to read.
They said the boy had never been exposed to many sports because he's not forced to take PE. I'm not even sure what to say about that.
|Shaun's sister, 15-year-old Kimi, doesn't even know what grade she'd have been in if she had remained in school, and doesn't feel prepared for college.
"I haven't done the traditional look at a textbook and learn about such-and-such," she said. "If I wanted to go to college, then I would pick up a textbook and learn."
They totally took that out of context! She didn't say she wasn't prepared for college, she said if she decided she wanted to go then she'd get text books and learn what she needed to know to succeed. It would make sense for the article to ponder whether that is a reasonable thing to do, or even possible...but I'm pretty sure she didn't say she was unprepared for college meaning she just hadn't learned anything ever like the article implies.
I'm interested to see what other people think of this article!
The comments actually have some intelligent notes in them, just from skimming.