President Barack Obama has proposed opening up new areas for offshore drilling, including in the Atlantic. For this month's Environmental Outlook, Diane and her guests discuss the prospects for finding oil and gas offshore, and the environmental and safety concerns.
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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