May I respectfully point out the following?

Grocery clerks and managers, baggers, Walmart greeters, waiters,
waitresses, cooks, chefs, gas station attendants, autoshop
employees, paint shop employees, corner store owners/employees,
store clerks, store managers, police officers, firemen, ambulance
drivers, mailmen, garbage truck drivers, utility workers, city
employees, contstruction men, the US MILITARY enlisted and some
enlisted that become officers, self employeed business owners, etc.

I don't know about you, but most of those people are public
highschool graduates. If my children choose one of those professions
and it makes them happy great, if they choose to be self-employed
all the better. Another way you could look at this whole
unschooling issue is the following: I care and love my children
more than you or anyone else, other than dh, in this whole entire
world. I want what is best for my children, do you think I'd be
unschooling if I thought for a second that they'd end up street
bums? To look at it in that perspective maybe can help shed some

The harsh reality is that most welfare recipients and people in this
country who are below poverty and/or poor were public schooled, not
unschooled or homeschooled. The reality is that most people in this
country were public schooled and hold down average jobs and make
money just enough to make it from paycheck to paycheck. The reality
is also that some people are making so much money they don't have to
worry about a thing, yet are some of the most sorry people you'd
ever meet.

I read a study the other day that said 64% of highschoolers go onto
college....33% drop out after 2 years, meaning that over 67% of
Americans did not go to college. I meet a lot of happy people who
didn't go to college in all walks of life, and have met college
graduates who are miserable and vice/versa.

~Sandra Winn