Home Schooling Is On the Rise, Lack of Black History a Major Driver Among African-Americans

A new wave of learning is taking off across the South, as an increasing number of African-Americans are choosing to home school their kids in lieu of the wanting, and often white-washed, curricula taught in public schools.

The National Home Schooling Research Institute estimates that nearly 220,000 African-American children are home schooled in the U.S. The lack of focus on African-American history, as well as the disproportionate disciplining of Black students, are big drivers for Black parents who home school.

Sheva Quinn has been homeschooling her daughters since 2014. (NBC News / video screenshot)

“If you look at what happens in public schools, in terms of the curriculum, you could end up thinking African-American history began with slavery and ended with Martin Luther King…,”…

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