American formal schooling just plain sucks in most places. We convince kids that they must attend college and get a BA/BS degree. Some of these kids would more likely be better off taking a different path, such as a trade education and not college prep. So much energy is wasted on non-essentials. I have no problem with homeschooling by the ‘elite’ (of any variety). Government needs to get out of the process as well. They can’t even handle Congress or themselves. Why do they think they can meddle in education and make it better? Hah.