I love this video, not just because it once again shows homeschooling is a superior educational model, but because it asked a question that few have ever considered. The Hardings have 10 children, 6 of whom started college before the age of twelve. While following an eleven-year-old Harding around at college, the reporter stops and asks another college student what he thinks about the Harding’s children attending college so young. The man replies, “It kinda makes you wonder, if they are really advanced or are we just really behind?” What a great question, one that few in the educational world consider. So, what do you think? Are the Hardings really advanced or are we just really behind? You can read the full article about these homeschoolers here.
Please leave a comment, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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Deb Nam-Krane says
The million dollar question. My oldest started college at 14. I got my bachelors when I was 19. My younger daughter wants to start ASAP (she’s 13). They are bright, possibly gifted, but I don’t think that’s all of it- and I don’t think they’re alone. I think plenty of kids could do and want more *meaningful* work, and the shame is that we don’t give it to them.
Susan Evans says
Thanks for sharing the video. That was inspiring. My oldest two children could read at a high school level by age 7 because we homeschool. There is so much more down time and time to “live” when you homeschool.
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Gail @http://biblelovenotes.com says
This college student was incredibly honest and humble to ask that question.
In my opinion, the answer is probably a little of both…the Hardings are probably exceptional and our educational system is behind.
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The reason I homeschool is to keep my children away from all the negative influences at such a young age. I really don’t think we should be sending children to college at 12. Let our kids be kids.