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Homeschooling in black communities on the rise
Foxnews.com ^ | 5-31-03 | Trace Gallagher / Samantha Jones

Posted on 05/31/2003 10:49:46 PM PDT by Texas Eagle

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:36:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

LOS ANGELES With a 4,000 percent increase in a 20-year span, homeschooling (search) has become one of the fast-growing phenomenons, especially inside the black community. In fact, black children are now five times more likely to be homeschooled than they were five years ago.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: Virginia; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: atlanta; blackstudents; homeschooling; richmond
Shouldn't that be Homey-schooling?

Just kidding ! ! !

1 posted on 05/31/2003 10:49:47 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Texas Eagle
"That takes precedence over math and science and all other subjects, because if they don't know who they are or where they came from then I don't believe they will know where they are going,"

No, dear.  Without math and science, once they get where they are going, no one will hire them.
2 posted on 05/31/2003 10:58:47 PM PDT by gcruse (Vice is nice, but virtue can hurt you. --Bill Bennett)
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To: gcruse
the best chance is a home school real education.
3 posted on 05/31/2003 11:01:49 PM PDT by herewego
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To: gcruse
Government schools focus too little on African-American history???

Bunk that. Government schools focus too little on American-American history.

4 posted on 05/31/2003 11:03:53 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: herewego
it was stated that by homeschooling they will miss out on valuable social experiences, but in the inner cirty schools, I see that as a big plus, keep the kids away from the gangs, pimps and pushers
5 posted on 05/31/2003 11:07:49 PM PDT by rontorr (It's only my opinion, but I am RIGHT)
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This is a toughie. Those gangs, pimps and pushers are out on the streets as well as in the school. And then add to that the fact that it is most likely a single mother who probably didn't learn much in school herself who is going to do the schooling.

I don't know. The only silver lining I can see here is that the fewer students who attend the government school, the less money the school will get to waste.

It's going to take a miracle to overcome 40 plus years of victimology and self-pity that these poor kids have been subject to.

6 posted on 05/31/2003 11:12:36 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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These chilling events took place in an "Afrocentric" PUBLIC charter school.

What's to prevent the same kind of shenanigans occurring in an "Afrocentric" HOME school?

7 posted on 05/31/2003 11:12:36 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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Wow. That "school" sounds more like a Madrassa.
8 posted on 05/31/2003 11:15:51 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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The Mabson family feels that the public school system is failing on numerous levels and is moving away from what is right to what is politically correct.

"We can teach our own morals, we can still say the Pledge of Allegiance, we can teach them about our country and loyalties," adds Karen Mabson, Mark's wife.


yeah, but this family seems to be teaching the right stuff.
9 posted on 05/31/2003 11:17:27 PM PDT by Heinz 57 (Yes I'm Mixed Breed but not mixed up. I am all AMERICAN and proud of it. God, I love this country)
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To: Texas Eagle
Apparently since that previously-linked story was written, the principal Anigbo was convicted of assaulting Washington Times reporter Susan Ferrechio, illegally taking her notebook and then assaulting two D.C. police officers.

Anigbo was sentenced to two years' probation for the misdemeanors and was fired as principal of Marcus Garvey Charter School. The D.C. Board of Education subsequently voted to shutter the school, citing a "pattern of financial mismanagement" that began when the school opened in 1996. D.C. Charter schools receive public funding but operate independently of the traditional public school system.

Incredibly, Anigbo is now president of the board of trustees of the pending Mechanical, Industrial, Technical Public Charter School in Northeast Washington and holds two other titles with that school.

Anigbo was still in the news as of about two weeks ago.

Audio of the attack here

10 posted on 06/01/2003 6:26:42 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: Texas Eagle
I find it amazing how all the money our government has confiscated in the form of tax dollars under the guise of "for the children" and "education" has driven families to pull their kids away from schools and educate them in their own homes....
12 posted on 06/01/2003 6:34:57 AM PDT by grumple
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To: Texas Eagle
I'd like to know Presidential Candidate Al Sharpton for his stand on homschooling for African-Americans.
13 posted on 06/01/2003 9:12:01 AM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Motherbear
Faith is best taught at home and church, not school. And I don't know that character can be taught in the classroom.

I remember a long time ago reading a letter to the editor of the Dallas Morning News. A recent graduate from North Texas State was irate that she was unable to find a high paying job with her degree in History. That's four years learning spent unmarketable skills. It didn't look like she was doing well in common sense, but her sense of entitlement was exquisite.
14 posted on 06/01/2003 9:50:49 AM PDT by gcruse (Vice is nice, but virtue can hurt you. --Bill Bennett)
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