Immigration to West and US , For Better or for Worse
JNN 01 March 2012 : Trying to shield their siblings against teachings that run contrary to their Islamic beliefs, US Muslim families are turning to “home-schooling” to instill their religious and family values in their children.
“Discussion with home-school leaders across the nation indicates that the number of Muslims in home-schooling is expanding relatively quickly, compared with other groups,” Britain D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute told The Washington Times on Wednesday, February 22.
Estimates show that Muslim families turn to “home-school” their children instead of sending them to public schools to protect them against teachings seen contrary to their beliefs.
Estimates show that growing numbers of Muslim American families “home-school” their children to shield them against teachings seen contrary to their beliefs.
According to 2007 data by the Department of Education, there are estimated 1.5 million students home-schooled in the United States.
Christian students make up the vast majority of all home-schooled children in the country.
Research suggests that home-schoolers more than hold their own academically, even accounting for income and other factors.
According to National Home Education Research Institute, home-schoolers tend to excel academically, performing 15 to 30 percentile points higher on standardized tests than students in public schools.
“The Muslims looked at that and said, ‘We can do those same things,’” said Cilia Ndiaya, a Muslim woman from Maryland.
However, the practice faces criticism as it could further the Muslim community’s isolation and cultural distance from the American mainstream.
The Pressure on the Muslim Parents is also that by sending their children to the Public Schools, they know their children are exposed to the US culture of Sex and drugs . As this is a common factor and even after teaching them Islamic values , the young children have to face the culture , and have to be a part of the culture in which children born out of Marriage Bonds , Parented by single Mothers , and where the children even doesn’t know the name of their fathers, Or even the Mothers doesn’t know the name of the Real Father of the child.
The Muslims Parents who immigrate to the West , for the future of their children in shape of better education and Bright future , ends up loosing their children in the West , as you can not keep a fish dry in the river. Rather it has to flow with the running river , as their is only a small quantity of trout fishes available in any river , which moves against the current , and are known for it .