“Knowledge, learning, talents are not necessarily connected with sound moral and political principles. And eminent abilities, accompanied with depravity of heart, render the possessor tenfold more dangerous in a community.”
“Oxford did little to improve John’s spiritual life…”
Basil Miller, John Wesley
Homeschoolers are out-of-the-box parents and educators. There are many stripes of homeschoolers but the basic foundation to them all is a willingness and passion to disciple their own children. The question for us all, then, is what are we to do about college? Unfortunately, schools of upper learning seem to be more and more about indoctrinating young adults into a worldview that is more and more unlike what their parents had in mind in furthering their child’s discipleship and *education*. Furthermore, not only are young adults leaving those institutions with a burdening debt-load, but they are not necessarily finding the job market open to them just because they now have a piece of paper with their name and school on it. And even more, these young adults are exposed to (and encouraged!) to experience and engage in wildly immoral practices in the name of “the college experience” that sometimes, heartbreakingly, lead to life changing mistakes and regrets.
If you as a homeschooling parent (or even if you’re not homeschooling!) are pondering any of these things, I encourage you to (continue! or start!) to think outside-of-the-education box with regards to the College Question. In my opinion, and especially after this interview, College Plus is definitely an option worth considering. Let me know what you think!
Daniel Craig, Regional Admissions Director