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The Dark Side of CBS

On October 13 and 14, a two-part story by Vince Gonzales was aired on the CBS Evening News. The two segments were titled ‘A Dark Side to Home Schooling’ and ‘Home Schooling Nightmares.’

To view the stories – part one and part two –

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/13/eveningnews/main577817.shtml

In over 20 years of advocacy on behalf of homeschooling, HSLDA has seen lots of negative stories regarding home education. However, nothing compares with this series on CBS in terms of distorting the truth about home education.

The message of the CBS report was that families homeschool in order to hide child abuse. To makes its case, CBS simply reported on a few horrific tragedies. Notably absent was any attempt to compare child abuse rates in home education to national rates. Even more alarming was the fact that the examples used did not even support its case. The families that were highlighted in the program were already well known to social services. The existing laws were sufficient to bring the family’s difficulties to the light of day. Read more…

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