Long a bastion of conservatives, Reno homeschooling now has an organization of liberal parents.
Several people were discussing their 14-year-olds beginning high school. When asked where she was going to attend high school, Mayorga’s daughter said she is homeschooled. The group grew silent. “One of the ladies that was in the group [whispered to me], ‘She looks so normal,‘” Mayorga recounted, “without even thinking that she’d said anything wrong.”
Heather Mayorga, a member of Liberal Home Schoolers in Northern Nevada
Parent Jenna Hathaway Ewart teaches her children Arran, 8, and Alana, 6, at their home. Aladdin the cat looks on. PHOTO BY DAVID ROBERT
Recently, I held my breath as, once again, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting struggled to survive while Congress debated its value.
“Conservatives often argue that public broadcasting skews left, yet studies show the opposite. If anything, NPR leans more than halfway to the right in the numbers of conservative experts it interviews, think tanks it contacts, and politicians it covers.”
Carol Cizauskas, public radio journalist and commenter
Carol Cizauskas is a Reno public-radio journalist. PHOTO BY DAVID ROBERT