We spend a lot of time talking about how to homeschool.
We debate whether parents are qualified to homeschool, especially high school.
We obsess over getting our homeschool graduate into college.
But there are precious few conversations about homeschoolers once they leave education behind and enter the adult world.
After 20+ years of homeschooling, I have watched many homeschooled students (including my own) enter the adult world.
So, how are they doing? What are they doing?
The un-informed, homeschooling opponent might think they are struggling.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The ones I know are competent, functioning adults. I’m thinking about the ones that have been out of college long enough to establish themselves; the late 20’s, early 30’s adults.
This is just an example of jobs they hold:
Full time mom
Information Systems specialist
Physician’s AssistantSelf-employed business owner
As you can see, just normal adults in a variety of jobs.
As I thought about this list, I realized I couldn’t really think of any homeschool grads that were really floundering. I’m sure there probably are some and I just don’t happen to know them.
What about you? Do you know homeschooled young adults? What/how are they doing?
I think it is time the homeschooling conversation included the ‘finished’ products.
If you are a young adult who was homeschooled and would be willing to share your story on my blog, I would love to hear from you.