May 7, 2001

Chick-fil-A Looking for Home Schooled Workers

VIRGINIA—Home School Legal Defense Association was recently contacted by the owner of a Northern Virginia Chick-fil-A restaurant looking for a way to reach home schooled high school students to work in Chick-fil-A restaurants.

The owner said that based on his past hiring experience, there were three reasons he wanted to hire home schooled students: they were hard workers, they were polite and courteous, and they had flexible schedules.

For years, opponents of home schooling have claimed that home schooled students would be so socially deprived that they would not be able to interact well with the broad spectrum of people they will encounter in life or have the discipline necessary to hold down a job. However, this contact shows that employers know a good thing when they see it.

Chick-fil-A was founded in 1967 by Christian businessman Truett Cathy and has earned a reputation for family values because of their decision not to open on Sunday and their morally friendly kid’s toys. Their main operating principle is "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us."

HSLDA referred the Chick-fil-A owner to the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) so that they could let home schooling families know about this opportunity.