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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

California Court Decision

By now I'm sure you've heard of the recent CA court decision against homeschooling. I won't spend much time commenting, other than to say I do not believe in any government intervention in homeschooling and I believe parents are just as qualified to teach their children as "credentialed" teachers. More on that here:

Are homeschool laws necessary?

What are your qualifications?

There are some who say this case is about abuse, not homeschooling. If such is true, why not charge the parents with a crime, prove their guilt (the burden of proof IS on the State) and put them in jail? Apparently there are some officials in our "Justice" system who need a refresher course on due process.

Thankfully, Governor Schwarzenegger is familiar with the concept of parental rights.

Here's a hilarious spoof article about the court decision.

Here's HSLDA petition to depublish the decision.

1 comment:

Terry said...

I read the article that you sent me the link to. Thanks. You simply confirmed what I think I knew instinctively.

As for this post, I don't think there's any possible way the CA decision will be able to hold up under repeated legal challenges, but it wouldn't hurt to pray. Judges are infamous for using as precedent cases that are, in fact totally unrelated to the case they are supposed to be deciding. For example, I thought this started out as a child welfare case. How did the appeals court find a way to use it to rule on the legality of homeschooling? Socialists are a slick bunch, aren't they?