Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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Many challenges to getting a good education face children living in urban areas. On Home School Heartbeat, Michael Smith talks about how homeschool families can ease this burden.
But after homeschooled children have grown up, families may find themselves with a great deal of talent in the area of home education but without any avenues to use it. One organization in the Washington, D.C., area has paired these homeschool families with families in a place that can benefit from the home education process: that’s the inner city.
Crowding in the urban classroom complicates an already difficult job for public school teachers. With all of the individual attention, character development, and self-discipline that homeschooling provides, it is an asset to any family that is willing to make the commitment.
Many inner-city families are not aware of these benefits, however, and even fewer have been encouraged to really consider the difference home education would make in their children’s lives. Today’s homeschool families need to reach out to inner-city parents who would not dare try homeschooling on their own.
If troubled families have the encouragement and guidance of those who have already successfully traveled this path, these families will reap the benefits that homeschooling has provided across America.
Consider having your homeschool support group or co-op look for meaningful ways to help families trapped by the problems of the inner city.