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The practice of educating children at home or with the cooperation of other parents is on the rise. Homeschooling is often associated with Christian-oriented instruction, but many parents simply feel that public schools don’t offer an environment conducive to learning. A panel talks about why homeschooling is on the rise and what rewards and drawbacks it offers children and their families.
- Lynn Linde branch chief of services and alternative programs, Maryland State Department of Education
- Sandy Bissell mother who has homeschooled for the last five years
- Paul Houston American Association of School Administrators
- Billy Greer Family Unschoolers Network
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