My kids are grown and my grandkids are little, so college isn’t really an issue in our family right now. But for homeschoolers, it looms large, so I like to share news of what’s going on in terms of whether or not teens can or should go to college.
Lately I’m seeing more articles about companies no longer requiring new hires to have a college diploma, like this one and this one.
I see this as a good sign. I have nothing against going to college; in fact, my college experience was a great one. But I think that requiring every potential employee to have spent (probably borrowed) six figures to get that diploma is ridiculous, and I’m glad to see the landscape slowly changing.
Recent years have seen far too many college grads working as baristas or retail clerks because they can’t find work in their majors. The idea that you must go to college has finally been turned on its ear. It’s time for parents to point their teens in other directions.
Here’s a transcript of a speech given to teens by a mechanic. It’s quite interesting, and well worth your time, especially if any of your kids are good with their hands.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Education, the more education parents have, the more likely they are to choose homeschooling.
“Technology is now enabling personalized learning that helps each student master the one absolutely essential skill: learning to learn on their own.”
Sounds like homeschooling to me, but it’s actually from a good article about how to remake education to truly educate today’s students. If you’re a parent of children or teens, it’s well worth your time!