Why Read Classic Literature? An Interview with Dr. Leland Ryken

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Is your student too busy to pick up a good book? Maybe she should make time. Today on Homeschool Heartbeat, Dr. Leland Ryken explains why.
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Produced by Home School Legal Defense Association, Homeschool Heartbeat is an informative two-minute daily radio program which draws upon HSLDA’s considerable involvement and front line experience in the homeschooling movement.


Homeschool Heartbeat began broadcasting in May of 1991 and is currently airing on over 600 affiliates nationwide. Programs address a wide variety of topics—educational, legal and spiritual—all of which are of interest to any parent, whether they have made the decision to homeschool or are considering home education for their children. Archive.

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Michael P. Farris

Michael Farris is the Chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He was the founding president of both organizations.

Farris is a constitutional appellate litigator who has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of 13 states…
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J. Michael Smith

Michael Smith and his wife, Elizabeth, along with Michael Farris and his wife, Vicki, incorporated Home School Legal Defense Association in 1983 and were the original board members. Mike grew up in Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas, where he played basketball and majored in business administration. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and served for three years before attending law school at the University of San Diego…
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