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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Homeschool Tip

“Many home-schooling organizations suggest that students take the GED. We’re not sure this is a good idea, especially for classically educated students.  The GED really only requires a mastery of tenth-grade material, and taking it tends to lump highly accomplished, academically oriented students together with those who couldn’t or wouldn’t finish eleventh grade.”

~ The Well Trained Mind, A Guide to Classical Education at Home, by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise, c. 2004 (Diploma, pg 657)

“A GED is a substitute for a diploma; it is not a diploma. A person can obtain a GED without ever having spent a day of his life in school. Many colleges and employers will treat a GED about the same as they would a diploma. However, if a student has a GED, some colleges and employers may assume the student did not have what it takes to finish high school. If your student successfully completed a program of secondary education, he deserves a diploma to prove it.”  ~ Home School Legal Defense Association

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Lisa said...

Good advice! Thanks for sharing the information. Thank you, also, for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. God bless! :-)

Home School Mom: Denise said...

You are welcome Lisa! I have 3 boys and 1 daughter also :)