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Sitcom Portays Homeschoolers as Laking Social Skills

PURCELLVILLE, Va. – A home school advocacy group is taking issue with a new cable TV sitcom that pokes fun at children who get their education at home.

Mike Smith, president of the Homes School Legal Defense Association, told Agape Press the 30-minute WB network comedy “The O�Keefes” unfairly insinuates home schoolers lack social skills.

“What we know about home schooling is that you will be more sociable if you spend more time with people of different age groups rather than all the same age group,” Smith said. “And secondly, spending more time with adults will certainly make you more able to converse with people of different age groups – especially your own age group.” Read more…

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