Behind the Headline: The Rise of Homeschooling Among Black Families
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The Rise of Homeschooling Among Black Families
2/17/15| The Atlantic
Behind the Headline
Home Schooling Goes Mainstream
Winter 2009 | Education Next
In the Atlantic, Jessica Huseman looks at the reasons more black families are choosing homeschooling: often because they perceive a culture of low expectations for African American students and are unhappy with how their children—especially boys—are treated in schools.
According to the National Home Education Research Institute, Huseman reports, an estimated 220,000 African American children currently being homeschooled, and black students now make up an estimated 10 percent of the homeschoolers.
Milton Gaither wrote for Education Next back in 2009 about how homeschooling had entered the mainstream.
– Education Next