A Texas news station included coverage of some east Texan homeschoolers.
Texas leads nation in homeschooling | KETK
It’s hard to say what was meant by Texas leading the nation in homeschooling. It’s likely the intent and “leading” piece of homeschooling for Texas are the increasing numbers of homeschoolers. Even as it would be wonderfully difficult to determine the exact number of Texan homeschoolers since there are no reporting or registration requirements. Little or no private school accountability to the government agencies is a leading chapter in my book of Good Things About Homeschooling. Then, the sole focus can be turned to what works best for each family.
Another interesting piece in the article concerned take-action homeschool dad, Bill Beggs. If you build it, they will come.
When his boys grew out of pee wee athletics, he started the Tyler HEAT, a Christian sports program specifically designed for homeschooled East Texans.
“It gives them the opportunity to participate in a competitive team sport where they get the experience of working with someone,” Beggs said.
It’s a nice article that ends with this element of homeschool truth.
Which brings us to one misconception you might say these families want to set straight.
“A lot of people think that homeschoolers are lazy, and we just stay home in our pajamas all day or we don’t have friends,” said Katy Hall.
“My kids … I have a hard time staying home,” Kelly Hall said.