Homeschooling Statistics - How Does A Homeschooler Perform In The Workplace?

What do homeschooling statistics tell us about your child’s opportunities in the work place?

What are the experts saying?

  • Dr. Gary Knowles(1991) studied more than 1,000 Michigan adults who had been homeschooled. None were unemployed or on welfare (compared to 5.6% and 11.2%, respectively for the average population).

What Others Have Noticed About Homeschooled Students in the Workplace:

  • “They’re smart, ambitious and very driven...They have a high level of loyalty to the business, are diligent, and have a good work ethic.”
    (Andy Lorenzen, national Chick-fil-A recruiter)
  • “They’re well-versed in basic business principles...They have the discipline to either run their own business or become quite focused employees.”
    (Dr. Gary Knowles, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education)
  • “...their work ethic and personal qualities [make] an unbeatable combination.”
    (HR Magazine)
  • “They have a good sense of humor and know how to act. Lots of kids have trouble with judgment, differentiating what’s appropriate behavior in the work environment and on the ball field. Not these kids.”
    (Joe Jeffcoat, Chick-fil-A manager)
  • “If I didn’t know anything about someone other than their educational background, I’d rather hop into a foxhole with a homeschool kid than one from public school. The homeschool kid will be a little better educated and dependable.”
    (Patricia Lines, former US Department of Education researcher)

Conclusion: Homeschooling statistics and experts agree. By giving your child a home education you are giving him/her a great opportunity to find and keep a good job.

Glad to be dad,


All quotes in this article are from the handout to a speech entitled “Homeschooling: The Solution to our Education Problem”, by Dr. Jay L. Wile, Ph.D., Apologia Educational Ministries.

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