Who are homeschoolers, anyway? If you homeschool, you’ve probably run into plenty of common misperceptions. Today on Home School Heartbeat, a Generation Joshua student discusses some of them with host Mike Farris.
Today my guest is Lynn Hopkins, who’s president of his local Generation Joshua club. Lynn, welcome to the program.
Hello, Dr. Farris! Thanks for having me on the program.
Lynn, what are some of the major misconceptions that people have about the homeschooled students in your community?
One of the major misconceptions that people may have about homeschoolers would be, number one, the individuality of homeschoolers.
Meaning they think everybody’s just the same.
Right. As homeschoolers—since it’s just that, homeschoolers—as it varies from family to family, they have differing students. A lot of the people that I’ve talked to in my community view homeschooling as illegal. And it’s a surprise to them when I tell them that it is legally sanctioned. Another misconception would be—homeschooling is not a new idea. A lot of people will believe that it is a new thing. But they don’t realize that our nation is founded on homeschoolers. And it’s been with us from the beginning.
Lynn, thanks so much for your involvement in your community, helping to create an accurate impression of homeschooling young people. We’ll talk more next time.
I’m Mike Farris.