Over two million students are currently homeschooled in the U.S. This number has grown rapidly over the past few decades. Does the mainstream medias’ coverage of homeschooling families reflect this growth? Find out today on Home School Heartbeat with host Mike Farris and his guest, the CEO of WorldNetDaily.com, Joseph Farah.
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Joseph, how have you seen the image of homeschooling, as portrayed by the media, change over the years?
Well, I have noticed that; I think there is a positive difference. I’ve noticed that it is due in large part to the role, frankly, that leaders like you have played as advocates and defenders of homeschooling. First there is, you know, just a new found respect cause homeschooling parents are not going to roll over under the demands of the state. And then there’s the fact that there are these unmistakable, undeniable results that can be measured from homeschoolers. At the same time, however, there is a very small percentage of homeschoolers actually working inside the media. So I’m sure there is still some snickering about the idea in the newsrooms. We’ve still got a lot of work to do to the liberal, secular news media that homeschooling is normal and the best way to do that is to take it over. Encourage our kids to overcome the barriers to entry to all of America&rsuqo;s cultural institutions. And who is better equipped to do that than our homeschoolers?
Joseph, thanks so much, I am glad to see that some good news is coming through about homeschooling. I’m Mike Farris.
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