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The melting-pot is being replaced by multiculturalism as more Americans are rejecting public schools in favor of home schooling in an effort to safeguard their cultural and religious identities. Muslims are one of America's fastest growing populations to turn to home schooling, following the lead of evangelical Christians.

The melting-pot is being replaced by multiculturalism as more Americans are rejecting public schools in favor of home schooling in an effort to safeguard their cultural and religious identities. Muslims are one of America's fastest growing populations to turn to home schooling, following the lead of evangelical Christians.

"We are living at a time in which the schools are under attack, and people are seeking alternatives," said President Arthur Levine. "The nature of socialization has also changed. Once the hope of people was that they would become Americanized and indistinct from the pack. Now we're having a battle over how much we want in common and how much we want to be different."

The article, "Muslims Among Those Educating Children At Home" appeared in the August 2nd edition of The Boston Globe.

Published Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001

Muslims Among Those Educating Children At Home

The melting-pot is being replaced by multiculturalism as more Americans are rejecting public schools in favor of home schooling in an effort to safeguard their cultural and religious identities. Muslims are one of America's fastest growing populations to turn to home schooling, following the lead of evangelical Christians.

"We are living at a time in which the schools are under attack, and people are seeking alternatives," said President Arthur Levine. "The nature of socialization has also changed. Once the hope of people was that they would become Americanized and indistinct from the pack. Now we're having a battle over how much we want in common and how much we want to be different."

The article, "Muslims Among Those Educating Children At Home" appeared in the August 2nd edition of The Boston Globe.

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