Increasing home-school numbers raise red flags in Texas

05/12/2010 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

An increasingly high number of high-school students listed as "home-schooled" in Texas state data has critics questioning whether the state is mislabeling some students who have actually dropped out of school. The number of high-school students home-schooled in Texas has nearly tripled, to more than 22,620, during the last decade, according to the data. But there is no such increase in lower grades and that is raising concern among experts.

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