As a parent of a Mid., I am saddened as to what is going on at the academy do to the shutdown. Education in some areas has halted. Mids teaching themselves. These young men and women had lots of choices in terms of where to continue their education and they chose to serve and this is how they are treated. I understand it is not the USNA's fault. I love the place. Just wondering if any of the potential Class of 2018 candidates are waivering because of what is going on with sequester and government shutdown????