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More blacks turn to home schooling

Thousands of black children across the Miami Valley will head to school this month. Matthew and Micah Cross will stay home.

The brothers � 13 and 10 years old � will get lessons in botany and biology on their family’s 5-acre farm in Xenia. It is part of their home-schooling curriculum, said their adopted mother, Jacqueline, who, along with her husband, Michael Cross, began teaching their children 20 years ago.

The Crosses are not alone. In the past six years, the number of black children studying at home instead of in a traditional public or private school has reached as many as 105,000, according to the National Home Education Research Institute. Read more…

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