Skills learned at home: soft skills, sharing, cooperation, social skills, organization, asserting individuality, respecting authority leadership, how to (cid:498)behave(cid:499, self advocacy, taking accountability for your actions, developing independence, hard skills language skills, reading, math, cultural background knowledge. College readiness: help with applications, securing resources, deciding on schools, settling in, the (cid:498)target trip(cid:499, advising food, money. First generation college students: challenges financial, professional preparation, academic, psychological. Parental involvement barriers (lareau and shumar: work-time crunch, educational skills, occupational and economic flexibility, social networks, positions of power, parental involvement can have negative consequences. How schools can support families: minimum, adjust what schools already do. Classroom volunteering: medium, teaching child-rearing competence, maximum, dramatically altering conventional practices, before and after school care. Pragmatic reasons: first choice, second choice. Why do families choose to homeschool: ideologues, evangelical christians, believers, closed communion, pedagogues, kids learn better not at home, inclusive, open communion, (cid:498)called(cid:499) to homeschool, pragmatic reasons, first choice, second choice.