Parental Liberties Versus the State’s Interest in Education: The Case for Allowing Home Education



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Texas Tech Law Review


Discusses the recognition of the right of parents to direct the content and method of a child’s education. Home education is merely an exercise of parental freedom in the upbringing of children and should not be abridged without the state showing a superior, overriding interest which home education leaves unfulfilled. The success of home schooling can be proven historically, as well as by current data. Parents should have the right to home educate free from unreasonable regulations, for the law should not punish parents who give their children an education equal to or superior to that available in the public schools.



Home education, Home schooling, Compulsory education, Texas Board of Education


18 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1261