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"Bad New for White Supremacists: Home-Schooled Blacks Do Just as Well as Home-Schooled Whites on Standardized Tests." The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 28, no. summer (2000): 53-54.

"Home Schools Are Becoming More Popular among Blacks." New York Times, 11 December 2005, 52.

Aizenman, Nurith C. "Blacks in Prince George's Join Home-Schooling Trend." Washington Post, 19 October 2000, A1.

Appea, Pamela. "Teach Your Children Well: African American Homeschoolers." (2001),

Apple, Michael W. "The Complexities of Black Home Schooling." Teachers College Record (2006).

Bielick, Stacey, Kathryn Chandler, and Stephen Broughman. "Homeschooling in the United States: 1999." edited by United States Department of Education: National Center for Education Statistics, 2001.

Caviness, Ylonda Gault. "Homeschooling Rules." Essence,September 2002, 214-15.

Coleman, Sandy. "Completely at Home with Learning: Homeschooling Growing among African-Americans." Boston Globe, 22 August 2000 2000.

Coleman, Sandy. "Home Schooling Is Increasing among African Americans." In Home Schooling, edited by Cindy Mur, 22-25. San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2003.

Fields-Smith, Cheryl, and Meca Williams. "Motivations, Sacrifices, and Challenges: Black Parents' Decisions to Home School." Urban Review 41, (2009): 369-89.

Fulbright, Leslie. "Blacks Take Education into Their Own Hands." San Francisco Chronicle (2006): A-1.

Gaither, Milton. "Home Schooling Goes Mainstream." Education Next 9, no. 1 (2008): 10-18.

Gaither, Milton. Homeschool : An American History. 1st ed. New York, N.Y.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Harvey, Elaine Kelsey. "High Hopes: A Qualitative Study of Family Values Guiding "Home Schooling" Education in the Multi-Ethnic Environment of Hawaii." University of Hawai'i, 1999.

Henderson, Shirley. "Ending School Daze." Ebony,September 2008, 124-26.

Ivatts, Arthur. "The Situation Regarding the Current Policy, Provision and Practice in Elective Home Education (Ehe) for Gypsy/Roma and Traveller Children." London: Departement for Education and Skills, 2006.

James, Jennifer. "Homeschooling for Black Families." Mothering January/February, (2007): 66-71.

James, Jennifer. "Homeschooling Helps Black Children Gain Educational Equality." In Homeschooling, edited by Myra Immell, 20-27. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2009.

Kunzman, Robert. Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling. Boston: Beacon Press, 2009.

Levy, Tal. "Homeschooling and Racism." Journal of Black Studies (2007): 1-19.

Liao, Monica Smatlak. "Keeping Home: Home Schooling and the Practice of Conservative Protestant Identity." Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2006.

Lickstein, Consuelo Valenzuela. "Race and Education at a Crossroads: How Parents Involved in Community Schools V. Seattle School District No. 1 and Wisconsin V. Yoder Shed Light on the Potential Conflict between the Black Homeschooling Movement and K-12 Affirmative Action Programs." Journal of Gender, Race & Justice 13, (2010): 835-57.

Llewellyn, Grace. Freedom Challenge : African American Homeschoolers. Eugene, Ore.: Lowry House, 1996.

McDowell, Susan A., Annette R. Sanchez, and Susan S. Jones. "Participation and Perception: Looking at Home Schooling through a Multicultural Lens." PJE. Peabody Journal of Education 75, no. 1/2 (2000): 124-46.

Meeks, L. F., W. A. Meeks, and C. A. Warren. "Racial Desegregation - Magnet Schools, Vouchers, Privatization, and Home Schooling." Education and Urban Society 33, no. 1 (2000): 88-101.

Mur, Cindy. Home Schooling, At Issue; Variation: At Issue (San Diego, Calif.). San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2003.

Nichols-White, Donna E. "Free at Last." In Freedom Challenge : African American Homeschoolers, edited by Grace Llewellyn, 60-87. Eugene, Ore.: Lowry House, 1996.

Rachid, Nafisa M. "Homeschooling: It's a Growing Trend among Blacks." Network Journal 12, no. 4 (2005): 10.

Ray, Brian D. "On Blacks Choosing Home-Based Education." Home School Researcher 17, no. 4 (2007): 9-12.

Rozon, Gina. "Native American Home School Association." Winds of Change 15, no. 3 (2000): 42-46.

Sun, Laura Li-Hua. "Dare to Home School: Faith and Cultural Experiences of Chinese Christian Mothers." Ph.D., School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University, 2007.

Taylor, Venus L. "Behind the Trend: Increases in Homeschooling among African American Families." In Home Schooling in Full View: A Reader, edited by Bruce S. Cooper, 121-33. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2005.

Tsai, Tsai Fu. "Family Social Networks: Taiwanese Immigrant Parents' Homeschooling Experiences." University of Oklahoma, 2008.

Wahisi, Tsi Tsi. "Making the Grade: Black Families See Benefits in Homeschooling." Crisis 102, no. 7 (1995): 14-15.

Wimsatt, William Upski. No More Prisons : Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership, the Cool Rich Kids Movement, a Hitchhiker's Guide to Community Organizing...And Why Philanthropy Is the Greatest Art Form of the 21st Century / by William Upski Wimsatt. Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, 2008.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Black Home Schoolers Share Ideas at Group's 4th Annual Symposium." Education Week,24, no. 44, 10 August 2005, 20.

Zehr, Mary Ann. "Black Home Schooling Parents Meet in the Deep South." Education Week,1 August 2005.


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