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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a highly respected academic institution. This university goes out of its way to encourage qualified homeschooled students to apply.
When a school with a reputation as good as M.I.T.’s publicly acknowledges that homeschooling is not inherently disadvantageous academically, this sends a message to the other schools, few of which can match M.I.T. in terms of academic reputation.
Universities want self-disciplined students to apply. Self-disciplined students are less likely to flunk out in the freshman year. They know how to study without being nagged. The transition to a university environment is easier for them.
That is why the Ron Paul Curriculum uses a self-taught curriculum. It is better for most students.