A book event
For most of us, education was an uncomfortable process – stifling classrooms, tedious lectures, stressful exams, and a feeling of wasting our time and energy. There were class clowns, ruthless bullies, teacher’s pets, popular kids, and students no one wanted to be around. What if we admitted to ourselves that the public school system – developed during the Industrial Age – is tragically flawed, instead of blindly relying on the same misguided, decrepit bureaucracy? School shootings, homework, and failing grades are all on the rise. Even school administrators admit that their students are falling farther behind. Politicians throw money at the problem and implement illogical and unproven “standards,” while the teachers' unions contribute to their campaigns and protect their own.
Sam Sorbo knows there is a better way. As a mom of three and the wife of Kevin Sorbo, an actor who travels frequently, she struggled with relying on the status quo for their young children’s public school education. During travel on one of Kevin’s film shoots, she discovered she was playing a role herself – substitute teacher. It was this sobering recognition that launched her remarkable journey into home education. With extensive data and shudder-worthy examples, she explores the systemic inadequacies plaguing the public education system and offers a guide for implementing a better educational approach for your family.
Sam Sorbo hosts the nationally syndicated Sam Sorbo Show weekdays. She studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered the opportunity to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five. Moving to Los Angeles, she pursued an acting career, met her husband, Kevin, and they then moved to New Zealand, where she published her first two books. In addition to her radio show, she continues to perform in movies and created "Miracle Man," a television show produced by NBC and Sony.
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