More research required to asses impact of home schooling on African-American children
It has been noted that more African-Americans are opting to home school their children.
About two million, or 4 percent, of American children are home-schooled, according to the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI), a rough estimate, as families do not have to register with the authorities in some states.
A new research effort aims to find out how African-American home schoolers stack up academically against students in traditional schools.
Researchers and education specialists agree that there is very little data on African-American homeschooling. They contend that more research is needed to get a better understanding of its inner workings. Additionally, education experts want evidence for the claim that homeschooling is better than traditional schooling.