Episode 34: Is Black Homeschooling the Same? With Joyce Burges

Joyce talks about what it was like starting to homeschool over thirty years ago, her mission at NBHE, and the upward trend in the number of black homeschool families.

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Episode 34: Joyce Burges

Summary

What challenges do black homeschool families face in America? In this episode, Joyce Burges, CEO and co-founder of the National Black Home Educators (NBHE), joins Robert to discuss how her organization helps to make homeschooling more accessible for black families. Aside from leading NBHE, Joyce is also an experienced homeschool mom of over thirty years, a national speaker and advocate for topics like education and family, and the author of several books including Teach Me How to Teach My Child. In addition to discussing NBHE, Joyce talks about what it was like starting to homeschool over thirty years ago, the upward trend in the number of black homeschool families, her hopes for the future of American education, and how she, as a grandmother, stays involved (but not too involved!) in the education of her grandchildren.

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“Initially, we wanted to share our story. We wanted African Americans to know that homeschooling is applicable for [them] as well.”

Joyce Burges

Topics

  • Intro to Joyce Burges [0:18]
  • Joyce’s definition of truth [1:08]
  • Why Joyce started homeschooling over 30 years ago [1:58]
  • How God gave Joyce the confidence to homeschool [4:05]
  • Founding the National Black Home Educators (NBHE) [6:05]
  • The services, resources, and support that NBHE offers to families [11:20]
  • Joyce comments on the growing number of black families choosing to homeschool [18:50]
  • Examples of black men and women who have helped shape American history and culture [27:22]
  • What Joyce hopes for American education: that prayer is welcomed back into schools, parents recognize their responsibility in educating their children, and students take ownership of their education [30:16]
  • Joyce on helping to homeschool her grandchildren [34:19]
  • Farewell to Joyce [38:10]
  • “Classical Tools Recap”: Robert’s garden: Year 3 [40:01]
  • Ad: Museum of the Bible [43:53]
  • “Classical Crypto”: Is XRP a security? [44:36]
  • Outro [48:14]

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