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Homeschooling in the Latino Community
Volume 118, Program 33
1/22/2013
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The popularity of homeschooling continues to grow all around the world and in many different cultures! Today on Home School Heartbeat, our guest Monica Olivera shares with host Mike Smith just how homeschooling is increasing in the Latino community.

Mike Smith:
Monica, do you think the popularity of homeschooling is growing in the Latino community?

Monica Olivera:
I do. Just last year, I did a study on my site, asking what Latino families thought about homeschooling and if they homeschooled, and why, or if they had never considered it, why. And I was quite surprised that I had so many people respond that said yes, they were homeschooling or they had homeschooled. But there was also not a lot of support that they felt that they had, which is why MommyMaestra  I think has been so successful, because not only through my site, but also through my Facebook page, there’s a lot of families that find each other there and get support. And really, recently I have received, usually at the end of each school year or the beginning of each school year, I get emails, frequently, from Latino parents who are saying, they’re going to start, how do they start, what do they do, and they’re really interested in homeschooling their children. So I definitely think it’s growing, and interest is there; it’s just a matter of who has the resources as well as the time available to do so.

Mike:
Well, Monica, that’s very encouraging to hear how homeschooling is impacting the lives of so many families out there. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.


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