Word of Mouth - Segment
Mon March 12, 2012
There's no "home-school" in TEAM... or is there?
Making it to the NBA or any pro sports league is an expensive, potentially dangerous undertaking with extremely tough odds. For homeschooled kids, the likelihood of a career in sports is especially tough. For years, many states barred kids from outside the public school system from playing on their athletic teams. Now, 25 states allow homeschooled students onto varsity teams, signaling a change in attitudes - along with more room for debate on whether and how to integrate them. For more, we spoke to Kate Fridkis: author of the homeschooling blog, Skipping School. Her writing has also been picked up by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and other publications.