More African-American children being homeschooled

How do we shift from fear to liberation when it comes to the education of our black children?

“In short, in order to protect their children from school-related racism, more black parents are keeping their kids out of school entirely, writes Ama Mazama, a professor of African American Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia who has written extensively on home-schooling. She has dubbed the movement ‘racial protectionism.'”

http://m.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2016/0815/Why-more-black-parents-are-home-schooling-their-kids

“Moms and dads are saying, ‘We just want what’s best for our children,’ ” says Brian Ray, who founded NHERI and has written a paper on black home-schooling parents and how their children perform academically. “They’ve been told for 20, 30, 40 years that public schools will get better, they’ll get better for black kids, but … black kids are still at the bottom of the totem poll in terms of academic achievement… and black families know it.”

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