World leaders react to a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Pakistan buries victims of a school massacre by the Taliban. And U.S. officials say North Korea is behind the hacking of Sony Pictures. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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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