We began our homeschooling journey last year and there were many factors that went into why we chose to homeschool our 3 children. Some of the factors included not teaching our black children enough of their history (black history does not being with slavery), bullying, school shootings and the disrespectful and racist mentalities of the teachers. We wanted to create a safe environment for our children where they could grow and learn without feeling that they were pressured into making good grades (in fact we don't even follow a grading system).
We wanted to get a head start, so we decided to begin over the summer of last year. Although very difficult to get adjusted to, we are now doing much better. I am a stay at home mom while my sister goes outside of the household to work. We have come into our own system of how we do things and it works for us.
If homeschooling is something that you are interested in doing, I would say GO FOR IT! Don't be afraid. Understand that it is your right to have the choice to homeschool your children. You do not have to fall in line with what so many other parents do out of fear or because they simply don't know. You can set your own unique schedule as to the days that you want to teach and what you want to teach.
I have seen tremendous growth in our children over the past 9 months or so. We are empowering our children to think outside of the box, and learning about all of the wonderful things that black people have done which they do not teach in the public school system. We are instilling in them the importance of becoming entrepreneurs and making your own path. We are raising them to not become workers for other people, but to work for themselves. We wish to instill in them a legacy that will last for years to come. We encourage you to do the same!