*Many* ex-JWs say that they were robbed of an education due to the WTBTS and as a result, they feel that their families and the WT screwed up their life by depriving them of the opportunity to go to college and therefore, earn a high salary at a job they love.
Here is a link to the US Census which shows that approximately 26% of the US population graduates college. Page 5, towards the bottom, shows the college graduation stats.
Since only 26% of the *average* US population graduates college, why are *so many* on this board convinced that they:
1. Would have gone on to collge....
2. Would have graduated college.....
3. Would have a *great job, earning lots of money* if they had had the opportunity to go to college.
Saying you were deprived of college is a broad statement. Do you know if your parents had a college fund set up for you? Did you have a secret stash of money you were going use to pay for college?
Since so many of us grew up in poor to low-middle class families, how were you and your family going to fund your college education?
The academic issues are equal to the financial. If you don't have the grades and qualifying classes, you are not going to Harvard, Ohio State University, Northwestern, or other top tier schools. Did you take the SAT or ACT? Did you get good to great grades in high school? Were your parents focused on academics and did they really push you to get all you could from the educational system?
4. Were you prepared to go to a community college, take out loans, ask for grants, work to fill out the financial picture; all to pay for your education?
Thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated. If you had a scholarship offer, please provide details....what college was it at, what discipline/acedemic area was to be studied, etc.