STUDY: Black home schooled students outperform white public schoolers
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SALEM, Ore. – A new study proves all students can learn – provided they’re in the right setting.
A new analysis of standardized test data conducted by the National Home Education Research Institute reveals black home schooled students outperformed white children in public schools.
“The Black homeschool children’s high achievement test scores were remarkable. Parents without teaching certificates helping their children from a traditionally low-achieving minority group excel this way should cause all educators and social advocacy groups to take special note,” Dr. Brian Ray, the researcher and president of NHERI, says in a news release.
Ray looked at black home schooling families nationwide and children who learned by that educational option for more than half their school-age lives.
According to NHERI:
NHERI reports some of the top reasons black parents gave for home schooling their children:
* “Accomplish more academically than in conventional schools,”
* “For the parents to transmit values, beliefs, and worldview to the child,”
* “To customize or individualize the education of each child,” and
* “Want to provide religious or moral instruction different from that taught in public schools.”
“I wonder how teachers unions, African American advocacy groups, certified teachers, public school administrators, and professors of education will look at these findings. Will they start encouraging Black families to homeschool?” Ray asks.