According to the Manhattan Instittute, 45% of black students (as compared to 22% of whites) drop out of high school before they are set to graduate. Of those African Americans who earn a diploma, many of them are functionally illiterate. In fact, African American high school graduates perform on a level that is roughly four years below that of whites.
While we know these disparities exist and that our children are being failed by these systems, the question is: Do we do something about it, or wait for the system to destroy our kids?
Millions of parents are now turning to homeschooling as a way to help your child engage in what Dr Boyce Watkins refers to as "the extrication of black children." By educating your children in your own home, you are better able to monitor their progress, spend quality time with them, and ensure that they are ahead of the curve and not behind it.
The "Homeschooling Guide" will help:
- If you have struggled to find the information, guidance, support and encouragement you need in order to homeschool your children.
- If you are not sure if homeschooling is right for you and your family.
- If you need a step by step breakdown of what to do, where to go and how to find resources.
- If you want to connect with homeschooling families and education experts who've overcome common struggles and can share ideas.
THE HOMESCHOOLING GUIDE WILL ANSWER THESE VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:
1. Are my children going to get a good education if they are homeschooled?
This guide covers what parents need to do even before they decide to homeschool as well as the common reasons why most parents choose to homeschool.
2. Will my children get enough socialization or will they be socially awkward?
You will get information on how to make sure your kids can participate in different programs and activities that encourage and build social development. (For example, in most states, homeschooled children can take part in public school sports teams and use school resources)
3. Will homeschooling be affordable?
You will learn how best to manage and plan for homeschooling costs and get tips on where to find inexpensive teaching materials such as textbooks and boxed curricula.
4. Where can I find information about state laws and regulations? The law you should follow is that of the state in which you are physically present. We can help you find out which laws you should apply
5. What kind of record keeping is required?
You will get information about what is required for record keeping and what you need to submit during the school year and at the end of the school year.
You will learn homeschooling basics, and how to make sure you cover the right subject matter, all in compliance with the state in which you reside.
Nomalanga is Mrs. Botswana Earth 2012. She was honored to place as the second runner up at the Mrs. Earth international pageant in August 2012. She is also the first ever Mrs. Botswana World and held the title from 2010 to 2011.