Christian-based textbooks are dominant in
a growing home-school education market that encompasses more than
1.5 million students in the U.S. - and that's apparently how most
home-school parents prefer it.
Federal statistics from 2007 show 83 percent of home-schooling
parents want to give their children "religious or moral
instruction." In fact, the Home School Legal Defense Association
says most home-schoolers identify as evangelical Christians.
That leaves home-schooling parents not looking for a faith-based
approach feeling isolated, and they say it's difficult to find more
secular textbooks for their kids.
The size of the business of home-school texts isn't clear, but
the legal defense association says home-school material sales reach
about $1 billion annually in the U.S.
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