I Need a TV Show So I Can Invite Dr. Phil to Be a Special Guest

October 24, 2006 @ 1:21 pm | Filed under: Homeschooling

I’ve got a few questions I’d like to ask him, and also I’d like to slap him.  Remember when I posted that Dr. Phil was looking for homeschoolers to be on his show? Yeah, it turned out just about like we expected. Grrr.

HT: Daryl Cobranchi.


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  1. Thanks for posting this article. Although, I do not watch the show I knew about the HS episode. Now I will not even bother to watch it. I am glad you are posting again!

  2. Thank you for the link! What an outrage — though, sadly, it is not a surprise. **sigh**

    ps: sorry if this double posts, the first time, the screen froze …

  3. I received an email from one of the guests on the show. She was treated very poorly and disappointed with the time they allowed her to speak. She is planning a reubttal meeting in Orlando to talk about the “debacle” and encourage a postive image of homeschooling. However, I just checked the Dr. Phil website and the show is no longer listed on the schedule for Oct. 27. I posted about it today.

  4. thanks for the update. Although dissapointing, it’s not suprising. What CAN the homeschooling community do in the face of such manipulative oposition? Why are “they” so threatened by us anyway?

  5. “What CAN the homeschooling community do in the face of such manipulative oposition?”

    I think the first step is to think about what the mainstream public considers “a good education.” Given how much money we are spending on standardized testing, I would guess the answer has something to do with acheivement. (Some would argue that a type of “commercial awareness,” which is often called “socialization,” is more of a priority . . . but let’s not be cynical.)

    The second step would be to show (the public) that homeschooled children do receive what the public considers “a good education.” (Can you see the problem? Resumes, portfolios, standardized tests, “My child is an honor roll student” bumper stickers, statistics and other traditional means of displaying acheivement seemed to be abhorred by many in the homeschooling community.)

    I think step three entails convicing the public of three different principles 1). That the end result of a well-educated, well-adjusted, productive, add-your-adjective-here individual is more important than the method of how that individual became all of those adjectives. 2). If the method for producing adjective, adjective, adjective individuals is unimportant, then it would serve us best to adopt the most efficient, humane, least taxing, etc. method possible. 3). Homeschooling is the most adjective, adjective, adjective method availible for reasons X, Y and Z.

    Lissa, I think your TV show would be awesome. Someone get the woman a producer!