Davis Carman

Give Me One Good Reason to Homeschool

Are parents really qualified to teach their children everything? What about socialization? These are just a couple of the concerns that make homeschooling seem impossible. But you know homeschooling is continuing to grow. More and more families are considering it and taking the plunge. What are the top reasons? In this session, Davis discusses the moral, academic, and practical reasons to homeschool, and helps dispel the myths we all tend to believe. When you finish this workshop, you will know that if there was ever a time to homeschool, it is now.


Davis Carman is passionate about being a husband and father. He and the wife of his youth, Rachael, have been married for 26 years and are blessed with seven children age nine to twenty-two years old. They live south of Charlotte, North Carolina where they have enjoyed the adventures of homeschooling for seventeen years.

Davis is the President of Apologia Educational Ministries – a leading publisher of creation-based science, biblical worldview, and apologetics curricula designed specifically for homeschoolers. Under Davis’ leadership, Apologia now provides online courses through Apologia Academy and social networking through Apologia World. In addition, Apologia publishes books, planners, and other resources that encourage and provide practical help for homeschooling families, plus spiritual inspiration for moms via Real Refreshment Retreats. Davis is committed to staying true to the Apologia mission — to help homeschoolers learn, live, and defend the Christian faith.

Since 2002, Davis has served on the board of North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE), currently fulfilling the responsibilities of administrative vice president. He is also the North Carolina Ambassador for The Home School Foundation, which is a ministry dedicated to helping homeschooling families in need.

Davis is the author of two illustrated children’s books designed to instill a biblical worldview: Good Morning, God, which is based on Deuteronomy 6 and A Light For My Path, which is an alphabet book based on Psalm 119.