- African American children who are homeschooled are scoring at 82% in reading and 77% in math. These scores are 30-40% higher than their school-taught counterparts.
- Since 1954 (which marks the landmark Brown vs. Topeka case), there has been a 66% decline in African American teachers.
- At school, 1 out of every 6 black males is suspended.
- Most schools spend more than 33% of the day disciplining students.
What does this mean for parents of African American school children? Dr. Kunjufu thinks homeschool is an ideal solution to these problems. At home, parents can teach children morals and values that are often neglected by the public schools. If a child struggles in math, his parents can spend extra time on that subject. If a child has been turned off to books in the past, her parents can renew her interest by choosing books about topics she's already interested in. Homeschooling presents all kinds of opportunities for parents to make sure their children are properly educated and treated with respect, firmness, and unconditional love.