Our homeschool freedoms are based on the Leeper v. Arlington Supreme Court Case. This case lasted almost 10 years from when it was first filed in District Court. This class action case challenged the TEA and all the ISDs who were bringing up charges against families across Texas, arresting them for homeschooling their children. Since June 9, 1994. this case established that we are free to homeschool.
Maybe you have heard something like this factual tidbit: Homeschool students score 15 to 30 percentile points higher on achievement tests, on average, than their public-school peers. It’s been cited in countless news stories online and in print, in interviews, legislative hearings, and court cases. But where do these statistics and other facts come from? They have been surveyed, compiled, and/or reviewed by NHERI over the past three decades. Check out the research at https://www.nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling/
Texas Home Educators announces that Governor Abbott has signed a proclamation declaring June 9th, 2015 as Leeper Day. Leeper is the Texas Supreme Court Decision, signed on June 9th 1994, that established homeschooling as unaccredited private schools in Texas.