Blacks turn to home-schooling
An increasing number of black families nationwide are choosing to home-school their children as they become fed up with what they call the country’s “inadequate” public school system. Top Stories
Blacks now make up nearly 5 percent of the estimated 1.7 million children who were home-schooled last year, according to estimates by the National Home Educators Research Institute in Oregon, a non-profit organization devoted to research on home-based education.
That’s about 85,000 black children – almost 10 times as many the federal government estimated in 1999, when blacks made up only 1 percent, or 8,500, of the estimated 850,000 home-schooled children. Read more…