The Tylers’ Homeschool Story | Ep. 020
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About this Episode
In this very special episode, Zan is joined by her husband Joe. This compelling story of transformation will touch your heart as God took Zan from not wanting children to being married with three children. You’ll hear how the Tylers very reluctantly began homeschooling in 1984 and discovered a rewarding lifestyle of family closeness with children who thrived–in spite of the harrowing experience of having their application to homeschool denied and Zan being threatened with jail.
Meet My Guest
Joe Tyler is the President of Followers in Fellowship, a 501c3 organization committed to preserving and advancing Christian education in the United States. Prior to this role, Joe was the Operations Director for Apologia and spent thirty years in the corporate world as an information systems project manager with Computer Sciences Corporation and BlueCross/BlueShield of SC. Joe and Zan have three children they homeschooled through high school. Joe serves as Chairman of the Board for the South Carolina Association of Independent Homeschools (SCAIHS) and as a founding board member of the Excelsior! Academy, a large homeschool co-op in Columbia, SC.
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HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)
At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
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