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Home Schooling Spokesman: CBS Pre-Planned Negative Slant

There is more fallout from a controversial two-part report on home schooling, produced by the CBS Evening News.

During Monday’s ‘Eye on America’ segment, CBS reporter Vince Gonzales cited a murder-suicide involving three teenagers in rural North Carolina as proof of what the network refers to as a ‘dark side’ to home schooling. In that tragic case, the children’s parents had been under investigation for abuse and neglect and were not abiding by the state’s home school law.

But Hal Young, president of North Carolinians for Home Education (nche.com), says CBS News overlooked certain important facts in its coverage of the story. According to Young, if parents commit monstrous acts against a child, there are laws in place to deal with that situation. He says educational regulation is not meant to be a tool for social services or for dealing with criminal activity. Read more…

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