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Good News LA: Home Schooling (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-05-24

Duration: 00:04:40

Subjects: Education | African Americans | Home schooling


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Armstrong, Mikaela Interviewee
  • Armstrong, Jamala Interviewee
  • Burges, Joyce Interviewee
  • Bey, Yvonne Interviewee
  • Dixson, Elaine Interviewee


This segment from the May 24, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the increase in homeschooling among Black families in Louisiana since the COVID-19 pandemic. She interviews: Mickaela Armstrong, homeschooling student; Jamala Armstrong, homeschooling parent; Joyce Burges, the co-founder of National Black Home Educators; Yvonne Bey, administrator with the Indira Mura Institute; and Elaine Dixson, teacher with the Indira Mura Institute. This segment is a part of the “Good News Louisiana” series.