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Top Home-School Texts Dismiss Darwin, Evolution

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- 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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