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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

"What About College?" part 2

Following up on Lois' post below about frequent questions we receive from friends and family associating our "large" family size with the anticipated cost of college down the road, I'd encourage you to visit a very thoughtful post from "The Roof Guys" blog on the question, "Should college be our default?" Among other things, I appreciate his concluding thought:
I do want to spend a little bit of time on this blog challenging mindsets that:

a. Merely equate [college] credentials with academic success.

b. Equate a lack of credentials with ignorance.

c. Assume that college is the most efficient way to grow in knowledge.

d. Assume college is the most efficient way to "move ahead" in life.

e. Assume that a college degree is a means of future security.