Black Homeschooling Is A Choice

By: Jamilah Hawkins

In some circles, homeschooling has been controversial in the Black community due to the hardships African-Americans faced who fought for equal public educational opportunities. Brown v. Board of Education was passed in 1954 to enforce the integration of public schools for Black and Brown students and their White counterparts. Many Black family members and education activists fought long and hard for those rights. However, nowadays there is a rise in the numbers of Black parents who are choosing to homeschool as a way to protect and do what they believe is best for their children.

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