Recently two homeschool advocates were guests on the Kojo Nnamdo radio show titled “Homeschooling Goes Mainstream.” The discussion centered on the history of homeschooling and the diversity of the greater homeschooling community.
The guests were Celeste Land, Director of Government Affairs for the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers, and a member of the board of directors; and Michael Donnelly, a member of the Staff Counsel for the Home School Legal Defense Association.
On October 14th Amy Wilson, also of VaHomeschoolers, reported on the program for the VaHomeschoolers Connection:
Celeste Land, VaHomeschoolers’ Director of Government Affairs and a member of our Board of Directors, was a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC on October 13, 2010. The program segment, entitled “Homeschooling Goes Mainstream,” also included Mike Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defense Association. Kojo and his guests discussed the history of the homeschooling movement, beginning with “anti-establishment freethinkers” in the 1960s, as well as the growth of conservative Christian homeschooling in the 1970s, and the appeal of homeschooling to a diverse cross-section of the American population today.
Read the rest of Amy’s good post at the link above. Also very interesting are the comments and questions posed for the two guests, available at the link for the free podcast of the program.