Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu believes results speak for themselves. There is a great consternation in black communities about the status quo for African American boys. Home education is becoming a hopeful prospect for many families.
More Black Parents Home Schooling Their Children – Dr Jawanza Kunjufu
There are so many benefits to home schooling beyond academics. Most schools spend more than 33 percent of the day disciplining students. And bullying has become a significant issue.
One of every six Black males has been suspended before and large numbers are given Ritalin and placed in special-education classes. These problems seldom — if ever — exist in the home schooling environment.
Dr. Kunjufu’s quote above was featured in a Special piece for the Washington Informer . An educational consultant, Kunjufu has researched and addressed this for some time. The good news – families are leaving bad educational environments to teach their own successfully. As noted here on News & Commentary, because of the horrific violence and Chicago leaders’ mixed messages, more homeschooling is happening and Chicago School Families are Exiting the Building
As an interesting side note – In the complicated edu-industry cobweb that keeps the financial channels flowing, Dr. Kunjufu’s hometown of Chicago, along with other Illinois communities, have a school record of using our “homeschool” name in reference to pushouts and dropouts. If any wonder how funding hasn’t been reduced because some schools are failing their students, we can report Illinois, Indiana, Texas schools – along with other states – use their own pseudo-facts to keep federal and state funding coming in.
I’ll leave with this quote from Dr. Kunjufu: “What explains the success of African American students being taught by their parents? I believe that it’s love and high expectations.”
Previous News & Commentary posts on the rise of African American homeschooling
Jan 3, 2011
CNN: African–American Homeschooling
Dec 4, 2010