About the Authors
After years of education and training to become a physician, Dr. Myiesha Taylor considers herself a “professional student.” Identifying lapses in her children’s education, she took it upon herself to search for alternatives. Successfully homeschooling two children through high-school and into college at age 13, and a younger one she’s homeschooled since kindergarten, she has many valuable pearls of wisdom that would beneﬁt any parent looking for additional educational options. Myiesha is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and USC Keck School of Medicine.
At 16 years-old, Haley Taylor Schlitz is a senior at Texas Woman’s University. Homeschooling has allowed her to advance through high-school at her own pace, graduating at age 13, ready for college. Haley has excelled as an honors student and is on course to graduate in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Haley has been accepted to many law schools including SMU Dedman School of Law and Howard University School of Law. Haley is pursuing a career as an attorney where she hopes to advocate for greater access to gifted and talented programs for students of color and girls.
Traditional schooling systems are proving to be suboptimal learning environments for many students of color. Black parents bear witness to the myriad of problems their children face at school and are becoming increasingly frustrated with the inability to implement positive and constructive change. Many understand the immense value an education provides and understand its empowering effects in the lives of their children. However, as traditional systems of education fail their children, they feel they have no alternative options.
As a Black mother, Myiesha experienced this ﬁrst-hand. As she noticed her daughter, Haley, lose her passion for learning in public school, she made the bold decision to simply pull her out and homeschool her. Homeschooling
is fraught with myths and misconceptions and with this how-to guide, memoir fusion, Haley and Myiesha offer insight and enlighten readers on the “real deal” of homeschooling. Primarily that homeschooling is a mindset—a mindset that can be incorporated into all aspects of child-rearing. There are many options and opportunities to incorporate a homeschooling mindset, even if a family utilizes the public school system.
This how-to homeschool guide includes:
The Homeschooling Mindset
Benefits of Hmeschooling
What Does It Take To Homeschool
How To Start Your Homeschool
Preparing For College
Publisher: Taylored Publishing
Format: Paperback, 194 pages
Published: January 2019
IN THE PRESS
“With hard work and practice, you can achieve your goals. The greatest barriers are those we put in front of ourselves.”
These are the wise words of 15-year-old Texas Woman's University student Haley Taylor Schlitz.
Haley Taylor Schlitz,