Black to School, at Home

Between COVID and racism, will Black home-schooling rates keep rising?

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Episode Notes

At the start of the pandemic, parents across the country became first-time homeschool teachers. Now, as millions of kids head back to classrooms, many Black parents are keeping their children at home to learn. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson speaks with Khadijah Ali-Coleman, co-founder of the Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars group. She explains why more and more Black families are home-schooling their kids, and the benefits and challenges these families face.

Guest: Khadijah Ali-Coleman, co-founder of the Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars group.

Podcast production by Ahyiana Angel and Jasmine Ellis.

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America doesn’t need another conversation about race. At least, not the kind we’ve been having … the ones that are sparked by a crisis and move quickly from shock to empty promises to forgetting. No. What America needs are REAL conversations about race—ones that shine a light on the facts, the history, and the reality of how race plays out in our politics and society. That’s what Slate offers each week on A Word … with Jason Johnson. A veteran political commentator, Johnson will bring his incisive wit to thoughtful discussions with leaders, journalists, and other change-makers who will tell the truth about America’s challenges around race and offer ideas on the way forward.

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