Quinn Cummings: "The Year of Learning Dangerously"

Quinn Cummings: "The Year of Learning Dangerously"

More than two million U.S. elementary and high school students are home schooled. A mother describes the highs and lows of educating her daughter at home.

In the early 1990s, courts declared homeschooling legal in all fifty states. In the years that followed, homeschooling was mostly the province of conservative Christians. But today, bankrupt state budgets and mandated testing requirements have led some parents to seek alternatives to traditional schools. More than two million students in the U.S. are now homeschooled and a growing number of these do not cite religious reasons. Diane talks to author and former child actor Quinn Cummings about her new memoir on the challenges of educating her daughter at home.

Guests

Quinn Cummings

inventor, author, television and film actor; author of "Notes From The Underwire."

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Reprinted from "The Year of Learning Dangerously" by Quinn Cummings by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Copyright (c) 2012 by Quinn Cummings.

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