Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states. It is, however, easier in some states than in others.
Texas is considered to be a private school state; that is, homeschoolers are the equivalent of private schools, and as such are not regulated by the state in any way–no approval or notification of any kind, no standardized tests, no requirements for graduation, nothing. Homeschoolers are free to do educationally with their children whatever they think is best for them.
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) continues to monitor legal issues in Texas, and works, along with many community leaders, to keep Texas one of the best states in which parents can teach their children at home.
HSLDA has been protecting the rights of homeschoolers for over 30 years, and has amassed considerable resources for its members, with everything from basic information on the homeschooling laws in each state to helping homeschooled graduate enter the military. We strongly recommend HSLDA membership. Join using our HSLDA link or write “Affiliate 5534430” in the space marked “Other” on Section 2, Question B (“I received this application from___”), and Catholic Family Educators will receive $20 (new HSLDA members only). Joining HSLDA is a great way to support homeschooling freedoms and homeschooling in Texas at the same time!