“Racism in schools plays a huge, huge role in a family’s choice to do homeschooling.”

Khadijah Ali-Coleman, co-director of Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars, regarding the increased number of households of color that are choosing to keep their child in remote learning options. While 52 percent of white fourth-graders returned to full-time, in-person instruction in February, less than one-third of Black and Hispanic, as well as just 15 percent of Asian American, fourth-graders returned to in-person classes. (Associated Press
— May 4, 2021)