What is YOUR Homeschool like? What time did you have lunch today?! Check out this interesting article, “Overcrowding At Queens School To Force 8th Graders Into 9:45 A.M. Lunch” at the CBS Local News website.
I had 11:15 lunch every single year in high school and absolutely hated it, I can't even begin to imagine what those poor kids are going through. I'd imagine they probably don't get much time for lunch either - they might be lucky to have 20 minutes, but out of that they'd get maybe five minutes to hork something down 'cause they have to walk to their lockers, visit the bathroom, stand in line for their food, and walk from/to classes.
The HP article on age-appropriate reading is very interesting. It's hard to believe that The Hunger Games or Harry Potter are being read as a HS book. Not that they're bad per se, but it's not exactly difficult.
Definitely something to watch regardless of where your kid's schooling takes place.