Report: Parents chose homeschooling due to ‘flawed schools’

Reprinted from Sara Carter's news page.


By Jenny Goldsberry

Following the pandemic, many families are choosing to continue homeschooling rather than deal with “flawed” schools according to a report by the Associated Press.

“The surge has been confirmed by the U.S. Census Bureau, which reported in March that the rate of households homeschooling their children rose to 11% by September 2020, more than doubling from 5.4% just six months earlier,” AP Reporter David Crary. “Black households saw the largest jump; their homeschooling rate rose from 3.3% in the spring of 2020 to 16.1% in the fall.”

Crary interviewed Joyce Burges, the co-founder and program director of National Black Home Educators. Burges claimed her organization had about 5,000 members before the pandemic and now has more than 35,000. When these Black families had trouble connecting to the internet to participate in virtual learning, they opted to homeschool. Not to mention the parents that were unhappy with local schools mandating masks or teaching critical race theory.

“It got so they didn’t trust anything but their own homes, and their children being with them,” she said. “Now they’re seeing the future — seeing what their children can do.”

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