Michael Farris | Ep.034

Mar 29, 2023

Protector of Homeschooling - Part 1

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About this Episode

In the early 1980s, Mike and Vickie Farris, parents of ten, began homeschooling and never looked back. In this compelling episode, Zan and Mike discuss the years they worked together on homeschool legislation, as well as what motivated Mike to start HSLDA, NCFCA homeschool speech and debate, and Patrick Henry College. You’ll be inspired by Mike’s faith, his commitment to marriage and family, and his desire to be used by God to serve others.

Meet My Guest

Michael Farris was the founder and President of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and continues to serve as Board Chairman. He is the founder and chancellor emeritus of Patrick Henry College. He recently served as the president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom and continues to serve ADF as an attorney. Mike Farris is a constitutional appellate litigator who has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of 13 states. He has been a leader on Capitol Hill for over 30 years and is widely known for his leadership on homeschooling, religious freedom, and the preservation of American sovereignty. A prolific author, Mike has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Heritage Foundation’s Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship and as one of the “Top 100 Faces in Education for the 20th Century” by Education Week magazine. Mike and Vickie Farris have 10 children and 29 grandchildren with more on the way.
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/michael.farris.374
CONVENTION OF STATES PROJECT, conventionofstates.com

Mentioned in this Episode

  • HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association), hslda.org
  • SCAIHS (South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools), schomeschooling.com
  • Patrick Henry College, phc.edu
  • NCFCA Christian Speech and Debate League, ncfca.org

Podcast Sponsor

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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