Do you have to homeschool to be part of the homeschool community? Maybe not—hear from Tracy Klicka, as she shares some of her background with homeschooling—from before she even had children! Today on Home School Heartbeat, with host Mike Smith.
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This week our guest is Tracy Klicka, homeschooling mom of seven, director of development for the Home School Foundation, and wife of former HSLDA senior counsel Chris Klicka. Tracy, thanks for being with us today!
I’m glad to be here, Mike!
Tracy, you and Chris were involved in the homeschool community before you even had children. Would you tell our listeners a little of that history please?
Sure. When Chris was in his second year of law school in 1984, just after we were married, he had an opportunity to intern with his then-law professor and president of the Virginia-based Rutherford Institute John Whitehead. As a hopeful Constitutional expert, Chris’s assignment was to research all case law and statutes regarding homeschooling. This was the first time we had heard of homeschooling, but we both knew by the end of that summer’s research that homeschooling our children, someday, was the best choice for us. That next year, following his graduation from ORU law school and mine from the ORU undergraduate program, Chris was hired by HSLDA as their first full time attorney. This was still two and a half years before God gave us children, but we were excited about homeschooling in the future as well as serving other homeschoolers nationwide.
Tracy, you and Chris have made a huge contribution to American homeschooling freedom. It’s a privilege, and I mean that, a privilege, to have you here with us today. Until next time, I’m Mike Smith.