IN THE MEDIA: Why more and more Black-Canadian families are choosing to homeschool their kids

Headshot of Carl James“According to a 2017 report called Towards Race Equity in Education, which examines the schooling of Black students in the Toronto District School Board, Black children face hyper-surveillance of their behaviour in schools. They are excluded from class more often, disciplined more frequently, they are suspended and expelled from schools at higher rates, they are pushed into non-academic streams in school and Black boys in particular are disengaging from school as early as age seven. The report’s main author, Carl James, a professor in the Faculty of Education at York University, explains that this means not wanting to go to school, not feeling safe and not feeling welcomed in classrooms that are not designed for them.”

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