I was one of the moms who swore I would NEVER homeschool.
I, like many, considered homeschooling to be a process that isolated kids, making them increasingly socially awkward with strong aversions to mainstream society.
I also didn’t want to engage in epic battles with my kids over worksheets, handwriting techniques, and math (the subject I most despise).
Then I had an “aha moment” when my oldest daughter came home from preschool one October.
She was thrilled to report that her teacher and taught the class about Martin Luther King, Jr. I found it odd considering Dr. King is usually most celebrated in either January (his birthday) or February (Black History Month).
The following month at parent-teacher conferences, my suspicions were proven correct. The teacher indicated that she had taught the kids about Martin Luther (the theologian who started the Protestant Reformation).
As a mom-by-adoption to three kids, I want my kids to be proud of their racial history and their racial culture. I want them to be confident and proud. Continue reading →