According to The National Home Education Research Institute, more African American parents are choosing to homeschool their children:
Nationwide, home-schooling grew from 1.7 percent of the school-age population in 1999 to 2.9 percent in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The total number of kids being home-schooled has more than doubled since 1999 to more than two million, according to estimates. Some 220,000 of those students are African-American, according to The National Home Education Research Institute.
George Noblit, an education sociologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said African-American parents increasingly turn to home-schooling to protect their children from drugs and bullying, as well as to ensure the kids get more individualized instruction.
“For African Americans, the current state of education is actually not one that is conducive to kids learning,” Noblit told FoxNews.com. “More and more kids end up not being served well. African Americans are positively saying, ‘It’s time to find a better educational situation.’”
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With the lack of funding, school-to-prison pipeline, and overall poor curriculum, homeschooling seems to be a logical alternative to public school systems in crisis. Still, is this the antidote to the public school crisis?
Can homeschooling positively impact black youth?
If so, how?
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