American Muslims and Home Schooling

December 12, 2002

Source: MSNBC

On December 12, 2002 MSNBC reported that "Sharifa Abukar teaches at a public school in San Diego, but she says she wanted more for her four children. “I wanted to go beyond the curriculum taught in public schools and teach my children character building, too,” says Abukar, who like many Muslim parents believes that home schooling provides a shield from a permissive culture and a haven in a sometimes hostile post-Sept. 11 America. Religious freedom, a dissatisfaction with public schools, an inability to afford private schools, clashing cultures and a Sept. 11 backlash all are reasons cited by Muslims who home school their children."

See also: Islam, Schools