By Mimi Rothschild
According to a recent news story in Memphis, an increasing number of African Americans are choosing to homeschool.
“Expectations of African-American males is low,” said his mother.
“Numerous studies when African-American child reaches 4th grade, his excitement, enthusiasm, desire for learning has pretty much been I heard one educator say ‘beaten out of him’,” said father Charles Henderson.
Aside from the usual reasons people choose to homeschool, African American students must wrestle with other issues like identity and self-esteem. Many of these families believe that African and African American History are an integral part of a homeschool curriculum that they just can’t find at the public school.
These families have high expectations of their children and have chosen to set the bar higher.
Read more at Memphis Action News 5.