I wish I could say this article about an upcoming Dr. Phil show was shocking (provided the analysis correlates to what airs) but it is not. This type of sensationalist distortion is pretty typical of the main stream media. I also see that Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin McGraw, is a speaker at the Women of Faith Conference. The bio reads…
Robin accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior as a young girl. She lives her life each and every day with a deep and abiding faith in God. The values and principles she learned growing up in a loving and Christian home in Duncan, Oklahoma creates the foundation of how she lives her life today. She and her husband, Dr. Phil, made the commitment early on in their relationship to be God centered in their marriage and in their roles as parents. Prayer, worship and fellowship are important aspects of the McGraw’s lives.
I hope the show isn’t as bad as the article makes out, if so one has to question its commitment to truth. I found the reviews of Robin’s book interesting, it isn’t going to make my wish-list.
Other home-school links of interest…
- Al Mohler Radio Show “Protecting Parents’ Right To Educate Their Children“
- NPR Fresh Air – “Patrick Henry College’s Michael Farris”
Michael Farris is the co-founder of Home School Legal Defense Association and the president of Patrick Henry College, the first university in America for Christian home-schooled children. The school, located in Purcellville, Va., grooms its students for leadership.
- World Net Daily – German Woman Arrested for Homeschooling
- Journal of College Admission – Homeschoolers On To College: What The Research Shows (this article paints a more realistic analysis of homeschooling and its results).