HSI 510: How Have the Demographics Shifted in Homeschooling? Dr. Brian Ray

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Yvette Hampton sits down with Dr. Brian Ray, a leading expert in homeschooling research. Discover the surprising findings of Dr. Ray’s extensive study on homeschooling, including the positive academic outcomes and improved engagement in science among homeschool children. Dive deep into the biblical perspective on education and the responsibility of parents as the primary educators. Join us as we explore the benefits of parent-directed home-based education discipleship and debunk misconceptions about homeschooling.

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Dr. Brian Ray is a leading international expert in research on homeschooling and president of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). He has published numerous articles and books, is interviewed by major media, serves as an expert witness in court cases, and testifies to legislatures regarding education. He is a former university professor and public and private school classroom teacher. He holds a Ph.D. (science education, Oregon State University), a M.S. (zoology, Ohio University), and a B.S. (biology, University of Puget Sound), and is a church leader. Brian and Betsy have been married 44 years, have eight children who were all home educated, run a small farm, and have 19 grandchildren. Dr. Ray really enjoys wandering with Betsy, his wife, and being out in the forests and mountains and on adventures. See research at http://www.nheri.org.

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