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Once thought of as a practice traditionally dominated by White Christian families in the rural South, homeschooling as an alternative to urban public school education is an increasing phenomenon among a number of Black families, according to a recent BBC report.

Citing a range of factors, from school violence to curricula that places more emphasis on test results than engaging lesson plans, some Black parents are reportedly choosing to educate their children themselves.

It’s an attitude that seems in stark contrast to efforts in previous eras where there was a huge push toward school desegregation. Now some parents are disillusioned with the promise of public schools in urban areas.

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