An increasing number of African American families are turning to homeschooling. Parents say they want to protect their children from institutional racism, and they want their children to learn African American history outside of a Eurocentric curriculum. According to an estimate by the National Home Education Research Institute, the number of African American children who are home-schooled grew by about 10 percent between 2012 and 2016. That estimate puts the total number of black home-schooled students at more than 200,000.
Our guests share their experiences with homeschooling and unschooling:
- Kasim Wallace, former homeschooler
- Eileen Graham, homeschooling mother, owner of Perfect Solutions, Educational & Inspirational Products, and program coordinator for Project YOU at School Without Walls
- Kadara Muhammad, homeschooling mother
- Akilah Richards, unschooling mother and founding board member of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education