Blacks take education into their own hands
Suisun City parents Benjamin and Tanya Marshall are part of a new homeschooling movement led by African American families fed up with the public school system.
Nine years ago, the couple put their oldest son, Trevaughn, in kindergarten after discussing teaching him at home. When he had a substitute teacher several times in his first six weeks, they pulled him out.
‘We felt like it wasn’t the right environment, especially for an African American boy,’ said Tanya Marshall, 36. ‘The teachers were young and nervous. Black males were not being challenged and ending up in special ed.’ Read more…