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More Texans turn to home schooling after the pandemic showed them what learning outside of schools could be like

Some new home-schoolers disagree with how race and sex are taught at schools. Others cite safety concerns after the Uvalde shooting and poor academic outcomes.

Teacher and parent Jamie Johnston helps secondary level students complete a worksheet in the College & Career Readiness class she teaches at REACH Homeschool Co-op in Clear Lake, TX.
Students learn how to sign the Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language at REACH Homeschool Co-op in Clear Lake, TX on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.
Teacher and parent Jamie Johnston, right, laughs with a group of secondary level students as she teaches a College & Career Readiness at REACH Homeschool Co-op in Clear Lake, TX. Johnston teaches while her three children attend their classes at the school.
Elementary students learn about amphibians at REACH Homeschool Co-op in Clear Lake, TX on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.

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Secondary level students participate in a game during a PE class at REACH Homeschool Co-op in Clear Lake, TX on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.
Secondary level students learn guitar at REACH Homeschool Co-op in Clear Lake, TX on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.

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