Thursday, September 30, 2010

Duggars Speak about College

When people hear about Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their brood of nineteen kids, the question that often comes to mind is "How on Earth are they going to put nineteen children through college?" They have homeschooled from the beginning and just recently celebrated their fifth child, Jessa's, high school graduation, but where do they stand when it comes to higher education?

"My parents don't pressure us, like overly pressure us, to go out and move out of the house when we're eighteen and go to college somewhere in another state," explains Jill. "But I think, too, we love our family so much that we're like, 'we want to be able to gain our skills -- whether that's college or whatever -- from home or as close to our family as possible."

Jim Bob and Michelle encourage their children to follow God's plan for their lives, and if that means a higher education, then they are all for it. Their older kids have been taking classes to gain skills and experiment with different career options.
Josh started a business called Champion Motorcars a few years back and now owns not one, but two car lots in Springdale. He has mentioned the possibility of professional school in the future.
Jana is exploring careers in music and midwifery. You can read all about that by clicking here. Several of the Duggars, including Jill, became interested in medicine after Josie's being in the hospital. Read more on Jill's plans for the future here. As for John-David, he has his own towing business and is actively involved in the local fire department.

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What are your beliefs on college?

1 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Anonymous said...

It's going to be difficult to get a job or found a business in the current economy so I'd sure recommend college for now, hoping things improve. Yes, Jim Bob and Michelle have done well with a high school diploma, but can that continue for another generation or two? I have two granddaughters and a grandson who attend college and still are living at home. They were not forced out of the house. Just preparing for the future.

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