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…

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