GRAY, Tenn., January 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the modern-day homeschool movement confidently marches forward into its fourth decade, colleges and universities are opening wide their doors to welcome its mature, prepared graduates to their ranks. Homeschoolers score an average of 37 percentile points above the national average on standardized achievement tests and typically score above average on the SAT and ACT, statistics that apparently have caught the eye of college admissions personnel. Since 1999, the number of homeschoolers in the United States has increased by 74%, and today thousands of young men and women are graduating from high school—at home.Better academic achievements, no peer pressure, none (or the very minimum) of those government-mandated classes in politically correct "isms", much higher chances to be admitted into a post-secondary institution that opens the door to a well-paying career... It takes lots of time, effort and determination. But, as we can see, the results are definitely worth it.
A number of institutions have appointed “homeschool liaison and recruitment specialists” to serve incoming freshmen and their families. In her 2009 article titled “‘We Love Homeschoolers!’ Prominent Colleges Jump on the Recruiting Bandwagon,” author Claire Novak, herself a homeschool grad, quoted one such specialist, who said, “As the number of homeschooled students grow, colleges are finding it’s a market you can’t ignore.”
Nearly 30% of Bob Jones University’s current students were educated at home.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Don't trust the government to educate your children. Devoted parents turn out to be better teachers than the government-accredited, union-certified ones from public schools: