Ralph Nader on Homeschooling

About 2 hours and 3 minutes into an In Depth C-Span interview with Ralph Nader; Nader explains why The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of his favorite books.  Nader responds that it’s the demonstration of the power of self-education.

Nader advises that: “Anyone who wants to teach their children should learn from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.”  He then went on to explain his concerns about overscheduling kids, along with the current role models like Lady Gaga, drugged up sports ‘heroes’, et al.

Inevitably,  the C-Span interviewer, Peter Slen, asks Nader …”So…What about homeschooling?

Homeschooling should allow more solitude, more contemplation, more connection with nature around, you know, in the hills and the valleys and the rivers, so you know the geography in the area where you live.  Homeschooling is a great option.

It is indeed.

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