Sunday, January 16, 2011

Want Your Children To Go To College - Homeschool Them

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:
GRAY, Tenn., January 4, 2011 ( - 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.
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.
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.


Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of home school. When I have kids, they will be home schooled.

The Corner Girl said...

My sisters and I grew up homeschooled. My sister currently is in her sr. year in college and has a 5.0 GPA. She's very driven and always goes above and beyond. I have trouble with math and coding-type subjects now that I'm in college, but with everything else I do well. I need more time than most people to do tests and things, but when it comes to graphics, paintings, and other crafty things I rule (LOL!).
I was homeschooled differently than most - in that I was very independant and was allowed to learn on my own and learn what subcategories I wanted to learn, save for math (I used Saxxon and Abecca). I LOVED reading and read an insane amount of a very narrow range of subjects.
The transition from using my own learning style and going slowly to the fast-paced, pre-planned, user-unfriendly college learning was hard.
For homeschool parents - I suggest spend extra time with your kids on those subjects that they dislike/aren't good at, or they will never quite catch up. :P