Why Did Black Families Homeschool in 2022?

396 respondents in a Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars, LLC
poll indicated in December 2022 the reasons they decided to homeschool in 2022.
Participants in the survey identified as parents of Black children in grades P-12.


9.6% indicated they started homeschooling because their child’s school was not providing

the learning experience they wanted their child to have.

62% indicated that they were homeschooling before 2022 and it had been an effective learning practice for their child.

16% said that they started homeschooling in 2022 because traditional school (public, private, charter) was not safe for their child.

4% said that they began homeschooling in 2022 because they finally had the time to begin

1% said that they had been on hiatus from homeschooling and had begun again in 2022


What We Do

Research on Black Homeschooling

BFHES was started by two Black homeschool researchers conferring during the planning for our book project on Black homeschooling. Our mission is to provide ongoing community engagement regarding Black homeschooling through (1) the publication of scholarly and trade work on the topic, and (2) the production of community events targeting black homeschool familites and entrepreneurs engaged in the practice of black homeschooling.
We invite Black researchers on the topic of Black homeschooling to submit manuscripts on their research for publication. Learn more here.

Virtual  Homeschooling Community

BFHES presents an annual Virtual Teach-In and other virtual events where we feature dozens of homeschool practitioners, researchers and educational consultants sharing valuable guidance on how to develop a fruitful homeschooling family practice.In addition, we maintain a burgeoning community of homeschool educators via Facebook. As of this writing, the group has surpassed 3400 members since its start in July 2020. We also have a growing archive of content on our YouTube channel and regularly engage through online spaces such as Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
We do not offer homeschooling courses for children.
We offer training, events and publication opportunities for homeschooling parents and education researchers.