Religion tops list of reasons for home education

Gabriel Jones, 23, coaches (from left) Cecilia Jones, 13, Maria Galbraith, 11, and Will Robinson, 13. Gabriel is a home-school graduate who now plays basketball for Rockhurst University in Kansas City. From time to time, he helps out with his old home-school basketball team — the Central Missouri Homeschool Athletic Association Saints.

Gabriel Jones, 23, coaches (from left) Cecilia Jones, 13, Maria Galbraith, 11, and Will Robinson, 13. Gabriel is a home-school graduate who now plays basketball for Rockhurst University in Kansas City. From time to time, he helps out with his old home-school basketball team — the Central Missouri Homeschool Athletic Association Saints. Photo by Mandi Steele.

When prayer was banned in public schools and the teaching of evolution took hold, some might have proclaimed it a victory for forward-thinking. But in the eyes of many home-school families, religion should not be taken out of children’s studies — faith and schooling go hand in hand.

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