Homeschoolers and college have been an item for quite some time. As soon as the first crop of homeschooled kids burst on the scene in the 1980s, astounding bystanders with their intelligence, diligence and social skills (!), homeschooling parents gained the confidence to expect their children to go to college without a public high school transcript.
And go to college they did, many doing so well that colleges began to (and still do) seek out homeschooled kids. One of ours went to college and graduated with honors, so I guess we’re part of that trend.
But I think homeschooling parents should be aware that it’s not just a matter of sending your child to college and watching him or her thrive. College has changed. There are things going on at colleges and universities today that we parents never would have dreamed could happen. Knowledge of these things is necessary before you and your child make the college decision.
I’ve got three examples of why you must be extremely knowledgeable about colleges:
College and university staff sometimes lies to parents in order to push a certain social agenda.
Colleges and universities are more than happy to take your money in order to prepare your child for a career in which your child probably won’t be able to find employment.
Many college administrators believe that stopping alcohol and drug abuse is the responsibility of the student, not the college.
First off, colleges sometimes lie to parents.