Georgia’s African-American families are increasingly turning to homeschooling, with many of them using resources that are not available in all states, according to a professor and researcher at the University of Georgia. Cheryl Fields-Smith studied 46 homeschool families and found several reasons that African-American families are leaving public schools and homeschooling in greater numbers.

Georgia law allows homeschool families to cooperative teach children, something that is not allowed in every state. That makes homeschool a viable option for single-parent families. “Just about anybody can homeschool now,” Fields-Smith said. 

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