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Marked Increase in Homeschooling for African Americans

African Americans are the fastest growing group of home-schooling parents, according to the the department of Education.

The National Home Education Research Institute reports that the total number of kids being home-schooled has more than doubled since 1999 to more than two million and over 220,000 of those students are African-American.

Education sociologist say African-Americans are looking at home-schooling as a better alternative to public school because of issues such as bullying and drugs. Also, many public schools do not focus on important areas such as African American history and home-schooling parents are able to do so when they educate their own children.

According to George Noblit, an education sociologist,home-schooling will continue to accelerate among African-Americans over the next decade.

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