January 29, 2004

CBS on Homeschooling... I just received this from a homeschool listserv:

"The Early Show on CBS TV is planning to air a several-minute segment
on homeschooling this Friday, January 30, 2004 during the show's
regular 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. time slot. As of the writing of this
announcement, CBS thinks that the homeschool story will air at about
8:15 a.m. (but this specific time during the two-hour slot could be

It is likely that the story will focus on the opportunities
for "socialization" and "social interaction" that the home educated
have today and the activities in which they actually participate. And
it is likely that the story will include an interview with Dr. Brian
Ray in which he will present findings from his recent research which
is reported in his full-length report (book) entitled, Home Educated
and Now Adults: Their Community and Civic at

Dr. Brian Ray and his organization National Home Education Research
are dedicated to providing feedback and evaluation regarding the
homeschooling movement. If you are not familiar with his work and
interested in the topic, I think you would find his research invaluable.

Another important source is from former New York Teacher of the Year,
John Taylor Gatto. Mr. Gatto was, I think, a stockbroker turned
teacher in the New York City school system and taught in the system
for approx 25 years or so. His conclusions are staggering. "

Keep an eye on it.


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