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    Filed at 9:54 am under by dcobranchi

    HSLDA’s Chris Klicka went a bit over the top with this quote:

    With 2 million students home-schooled nationwide and 100,000 in Texas, this is not a fringe population. Families are exiting the public-school system for specific reasons.

    “The two main factors are public schools – people are disgruntled with the academic failures and moral decline,” said Chris Klicka, senior legal counsel for the Home School Legal Defense, a national group with 76,000 member families. “The second reason is a lot of families are doing this for moral reasons, probably about 85 percent. They feel a call from God.”

    85 percent? That’s way too high. The last survey results I saw had “religious/moral” as the primary reason to homeschool cited by less than 50% of the respondents. Other than that the article is a pretty nice write-up of some Christian homeschoolers in TX.

    3 Responses to “KLICKA ON DRUGS?”

    Comment by
    August 2nd, 2003
    at 4:26 pm

    85% of HSLDA members maybe.

    Comment by
    August 7th, 2003
    at 4:50 pm

    I agree. I don’t what the stats are, but I know I didn’t choose to homeschool for “religious/moral” reasons.

    Stereotypes depress me.

    Comment by
    August 31st, 2003
    at 12:12 pm

    >>85% of HSLDA members maybe. >>

    That’s probably a lot more accurate. And Mr. Somerville recently posted on the NHEN message boards (“something like 9 out of 10 homeschoolers are not members of HSLDA” at nhen.o...page=6) that HSLDA membership includes only about 10% of homeschoolers. 85% of 10%?
    And how does representing 10% give HSLDA the right to “majority” rule that Mr. Farris has referred to?