While the country is an upheaval at school board meetings around the country over COIVD restrictions and Critical Race Theory, there is an exodus from public schools as parents have decided more and more to homeschool. The idea of Black Americans homeschooling their children has baffled the left, so they set out to blame – of course- racism.
According to Brian Ray, a doctor of science education and founder of the National Home Education Research Institute, the increase in Black Homeschoolers is incredible.
Ray reported on trends over 15 years about why more Black parents have decided to home-school. In fact, according to an analysis by the organization in 2015, Black children made up just 1 percent of home-schoolers across the country in the late 1990s. However, by 2010, the proportion of Black families home-schooling their children nearly doubled, to 1.9 percent. According to a survey by the Census Bureau, 3.3 percent of Black families were home-schooling their children in spring 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic, but the figure jumped to 16.1 percent of Black children in the fall of 2020.
THE LEFT IS BAFFLED BY THIS
Left-leaning NBC News chooses to equate the motivates of Black parents to homeschool their children, all of a sudden, to racism- not the pursuit of quality education.
Even in the face of increasing demands by Critical Race Theory proponents, the left is claiming that the only motivation parents would have to remove their children from school is because the schools were being racist more now than ever. That doesn’t seem logical, but here is what NBC claims:
“When Detroit Public Schools shut down in the early stages of the pandemic, she noticed Black students’ being left behind and their parents’ being ignored by school administrators. Students, she said, did not have adequate resources, like laptops and Wi-Fi, while students in affluent neighborhoods already had needed resources. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said last year that despite an effort to distribute 50,000 laptops and free internet service to students, the district experienced chronic absenteeism last fall. About 5 percent of the district’s students had broken laptops or did not have Wi-Fi connectivity at home. That led to chronic absenteeism — about 30 percent of students did not attend online classes. “
“Families were crying out for help,” she said. “All parents kept getting was ‘Oh, this is a pandemic and be gracious and give us time.’ Not that it was perfect for anybody — it was a whole pandemic — but families just started tapping out. They were like, ‘If you won’t help me, I’ll do this myself.’”
The New Yorker reported on the topic:
“Few researchers have studied Black homeschoolers, but in 2009 Cheryl Fields-Smith, an associate professor at the University of Georgia’s Mary Frances Early College of Education, published a study of two dozen such families in and around Atlanta. Some parents were middle class or wealthy and wanted more challenging curricula for their children. Others hadn’t attended college and earned less than fifteen thousand dollars a year; one family lived in a housing project.
Most of the parents told Fields-Smith that the decision had been wrenching. Winning access to public education was one of the central victories of the civil rights movement. Several parents had relatives who saw homeschooling as “a slap in the face” to the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education. Others worried about harming their neighbors’ children because public schools rely on per-pupil funding from state governments. (In 2020, around seventy percent of Detroit public-school revenues came from per-student allocations by the state.).”
WELCOME TO THE HOMESCHOOLING MOVEMENT WHERE WHITE AMERICANS HAVE BEEN BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT BEING SERVED QUALITY EDUCATION
NBC reported that when Black families chose to homeschool, it was because White people were racist, which is just a convenient excuse to cover up for the failures of the Democrat public policy.
Nationwide, Black parents report their challenging experiences with their kids in public, private and charter schools, prompting many to reconsider their educational options. Data show that facing racism at school, bias from some teachers, and curriculums that parents deem inadequate, more Black families than ever are choosing to home-school their children. Additionally, after a year of virtual or hybrid learning and the unknowns of a new school year during the pandemic, more parents see that route as the best option.”
Parents choose to homeschool their children because we have no choice if we want our children to succeed. Black parents are no different from White parents- Homeschool parents know the public schools have failed and are refusing to teach all American children how to lead the world with reliable skills and wisdom. So we are doing it ourselves.
It is simple and has nothing to do with keeping the left employed making up false data to promote their agenda.
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Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776