The Ethics of Homeschooling
Serena Wong

03 July 2018

It's no secret that black children in American receive a subpar education compared to their white peers: underfunded schools, higher rates of suspension, and largely teachers that are not like them.

To address this, some black parents are turning to homeschooling their children, as well as to impart a strong appreciation of Black culture and achievements.

Is this self-reliance a form of agency and empowerment in raising confident children, or in fact a step backward from the Brown v. Board of Education and the fight to desegregate schools?

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Harold G. Neuman

Monday, July 9, 2018 -- 11:13 AM

This may be totally wrong,

This may be totally wrong, but it seems to me that since home schooling has been pretty effective for those families who have employed it, the matter of which race does or does not choose that path is irrelevant. The Brown decision was intended to squash the separate-but-equal notion which was being purveyed at the time. The court said so, in so many words. We might even infer that without Brown, black parents would have never gotten the idea (or opportunity) for home schooling in the first place. The realization of freedoms comes from various events, legal;cultural;historical and revolutionary.