Posted by: Ann Corcoran | February 23, 2012

Muslims in Maryland turn to homeschooling….

….have the same concerns as Christians about the public schools.

Here is an interesting article in the Washington Times from earlier this week about how Muslims have discovered home schooling and the freedom to practice their faith in America.

This is near the end of the piece:

Many Muslim parents seek a structured, morally based education for their children, even if it is not based on Islam.

“There are Muslim families that would feel more safe sending their children to a Christian school than a public school,” she said.

Ms. Ndiaye said that the Muslim home-school movement is still in its “infancy,” following the path blazed by evangelical Christian practitioners, who make up more than 70 percent of the U.S. home-school population.

Home-schoolers in general tend to excel academically, performing 15 to 30 percentile points higher on standardized tests than students in public schools, according to National Home Education Research Institute.

“The Muslims looked at that and said, ‘We can do those same things,’ ” she said.

Read it all.  It sure strikes me as a better idea then demanding that public schools accommodate religious practices as we are seeing in some locations—like here in Green Bay,Wisconsin.


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