For many years, my husband and I waffled between encouraging our son to go to college and discouraging him from going to college. We both had college degrees, but we could see where college had many pitfalls, both academically and morally, and we just weren’t sure we wanted him there.
While I don’t want this post to turn into a discussion of the merits (or lack thereof) of higher education, I do want to say that even if our son had chosen not to go to college, we still would have given him a college-prep education. And now that he is entering his junior year at a local private university with a 4.0 GPA, I am happy that we decided to prepare him for college no matter what path he chose. In fact, we are making the same choices for our other children as well because it is our belief that a college prep type education is a life prep education – at least the way we go about it!