The deregulation of homeschooling?


Guests: Motoko Rich, Rachel Coleman, Michael Farris, Sr.

There are over two million home-schooled children in the United States, but the legal requirements for homeschooling vary widely from state to state. Recently, there’s been a trend toward the loosening of homeschooling regulations across the country. In this hour of Radio Times, we hear from New York Times education reporter MOTOKO RICH on her recent piece on homeschooling in Pennsylvania, the change in some of its requirements, and what’s happening on a national scale. Then we’ll hear from RACHEL COLEMAN, executive director of the Coalition for Responsible Home Education, and MICHAEL FARRIS, the chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, about issues within the homeschooling community including accountability, regulations, and more.

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