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    Methodology? Sample size? Anything to back up this claim?

    Most Texan parents who home-school their children are reportedly doing so for moral and religious reasons.

    Some 70 percent of parents who homeschool their children choose such an educational option for religious reasons, according to a report released by the Texas Home Educators (THE) to the McKinney Courier-Gazette. Sixty percent of the parents cited academics as a reason to homeschool their young, while 30 percent pointed towards the overall well-being of their children.

    Homeschooling has increasingly become an option widely accepted as a good alternative to public education. According to Dr. Brian D. Ray, founder and president of the National Home Education Research Institute, the number of homeschooled children was approximately 1.7 to 2.1 million nationwide and 120,000 to 155,000 in Texas alone. That number has been increasing at a rate of seven to 10 percent per year. Some estimate the Texas number to be at 300,000.

    Even wildest dreams are bigger in Texas.

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