Many Muslims turn to home schooling

Across the United States, Muslims who are finding that a public school education clashes with religions and/or cultural traditions are turning home schooling as an alternative. Motivations range from wanting to build a solid Muslim identity away from the prejudices Muslim children may face in school, to specific concern about adolescence and teenage pressures to conform, specifically concern over young Muslim girls in the corrupting influences of American life. The subject of home schooling is a contentious one in all communities, including Muslim ones. Opponents of home schooling argue that Muslim children are better off staying in the system and fighting for their rights and a valid presence in challenging school systems. However, other parents, would rather their children learn in less difficult environments.