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I'm Keeping My Son Home: African American Males and the Motivation to Homeschool

April 1, 2014

This essay explores African American parents' decision to embrace homeschooling for their sons. In interviews, homeschooling parents portray their decision for their sons' education as an ideal panacea to counter the many obstacles faced by African American males. Homeschooling, the parents say, provides a safe educational space, protect African American males from entanglement in the criminal justice system, and shields African American males from biased expectations of teachers, and society at large.

Boys and Men of Color; Education

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