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Season 8, Episode 83 of 99

More African-American parents looking for alternatives to traditional public and private schools are deciding the best education for their child is at home. During the past 15 years the number of black homeschool children has doubled, growing from 103,000 in 2003 to about 220,000 according to the National Home Research Institute, a nonprofit research organization based in Oregon. Like the larger homeschooling movement, the reasons black parents cite for home educating their children, include religious beliefs, concern over drugs and peer pressure at school, and a dissatisfaction with academics. But more and more black parents also say they do it to protect their children from school-related racism. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports.

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