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Homeschooling among Black Families is on the Rise

La Shawn Barber a href=”http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2006/09/28/black-homeschooling-on-the-rise/”has an interesting post /aon the rise of homeschooling among black families:br /br /blockquoteI am extremely pleased to know that the number of homeschooling black families is increasing.br /br /Before I elaborate on the race issue, let’s look at class. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, half of homeschooling families have incomes of $50,000 or less. Three quarters earn $75,000 or less.br /br /Contrary to popular opinion, homeschooling is not a phenomenon of “the rich.” Well-off families often opt to send their kids to private and parochial schools. A high income is not a prerequisite to homeschooling. Having an intact family is more likely the key to successful homeschooling. Somebody has to be the breadwinner. I can’t imagine one parent working and homeschooling.br /br /What I’m about to say next is controversial…./blockquotebr /br /a href=”http://lashawnbarber.com/archives/2006/09/28/black-homeschooling-on-the-rise/”Read the whole thing./a