It comes from the parent of a kid victimized by the "unschooling" movement — a somewhat unconventional approach to primary and secondary education described in Sunday's Tennessean feature
("somewhat unconventional" being code for "downright loopy"):
"Honestly, what do children really need to know when they graduate from high school — to balance their checkbook, change the oil in the car and check the tire pressure, real-life things. I think those things are just as important as history, math and reading."
Radical educational theory or parental malpractice? You make the call.