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African-Americans Turn To Homeschooling

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African American Homeschooling: In the last 15 years in the USA, the number of homeschooled black children has doubled from 103,000 to about 220,000. Increasingly, parents are citing school-related racism as a reason to keep students at home. Subscribe to Journeyman here: Amber Johnston is the founder of a home-schooling network in Cobb County, Georgia, which connects African-American homeschoolers. She feels that the public school system fails black children. "I was feeling very much like a mama bear. Like hey, I don’t know exactly what’s going down here, but I’m not willing to sacrifice my child as I try to figure this out.” Concern over discrimination in the classroom, but also the Eurocentrism of the curriculum, means a growing number of black parents are teaching their children at home. "We don’t just learn about the Greek and Roman empires”, says Judy Sarden, who gave up her job to teach her children. "We learn about the African civilisations." For more information, visit Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: Visit our subreddit: Say hi on tumblr: PBS Newshour Weekend – Ref. 7331

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