The buzz on the Internet is growing about the upcoming Dr. Phil show on homeschooling which is said to also feature a self-labeled ‘radical unschoooling’ family. Apparently the title of the show is “Great School Debate”. The show is supposed to air on October 27, 2006 however I can’t find verification of that on Dr. Phil’s official site. (Right now it states “New Orleans Scam?” is slotted for October 27, 2006.)
The leaks about the content of the show are coming from the homeschooling families who were invited to participate in the show, were aired in their homes and also were in the audience.
Note one states the homeschooling families were told that no one under the age of 18 could be in the audience with the parents, however, there were minor aged school children in the audience.
Here are some articles.
This article on Local HS.com is very long and tells a lot of details about the upcoming show and this homeschool mother/audience member’s experience.
If you know of any more buzz feel free to leave it in my comments section!
For the record I enjoy Dr. Phil overall but have disagreed with some of his opinions on parenting very young children, breastfeeding, mothers and employment vs. mothers at home (and the lack the option of the sequencing concept) and co-sleeping. Based on these reports it seems that I will disagree with him on homeschooling.
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