Home School Heartbeat Radio Program

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The Latest Attack on Homeschooling

Vol. 51, Prg. 6–10
March 8–12, 2004

Twenty years ago, parents who chose to give their children a nurturing, personalized education through homeschooling had to run a gauntlet of questions: “What about socialization? How will your kids get into college? Are you even smart enough to teach your kids?” With perseverance and dedication, parents were able to give the answers to these questions in real-life outcomes, as the homeschooling movement began to produce graduates known for their strength of character and love of learning. Homeschoolers haven’t come this far just to be accused of child abuse. This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith discusses the disturbing media trend of linking homeschooling with child abuse. Why would anyone accuse homeschooling parents, who clearly want the best for their children, of such an abhorrent crime? Smith explores the issues surrounding these accusations and suggests possible solutions, concluding that “being educated in the home is the safest environment for children.”

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Proving the Critics Wrong
CBS's One-sided Reporting
Alleged Link to Child Abuse
Presenting a True Picture to the Public
Putting Principles into Practice
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