I found this is my "memoirs" folder on my computer. It was written "a few years ago" about my younger son, the political economy major. He certainly doesn't demonstrate ANY problems with reading comprehension anymore. In fact, he just told us that he heard all the news about the book "Twilight" and decided that he was old enough to read it. He read the entire series in two days, just before finals week. (Begs the question, though, why he wasn't studying....)
BWAH-haha! If you had known then what you know now... I noticed the date was April 4... you should have had him doing your income taxes!
And by the way, this son of hers comprehends Jane Austen novels better than I do. I wouldn't have touched Austen with a ten foot pole when I was his age. At the ripe old age of... well, um... just this side of vintage, I picked up my first Jane Austen novel at my Mom's recommendation (firmly seconded by this son of Lee's). Now, I'm the product of 12 years of public school, and 4 years of college, and... uh... some more years of life in general, but I needed a lot of help from the notes at the beginning and the end of the first Austen novel I read. I even had to do a bit of research for the third one I read. I would say I'll take Lee's son on any day when it comes to J. R. R. Tolkien or Issac Asimov, but I'm afraid I'd get my tush whipped soundly even then.
Have you ever wished there was a free workshop called "How to Homeschool High School Without Going Bonkers"? Well, there is, and you are cordially invited to this free class!