Monday, March 10, 2008

Homeschooling in California

"On February 28, 2008, the California Court of Appeals issued a ruling in a juvenile court proceeding that declared that almost all forms of homeschooling in California are in violation of state law. (Private tutoring by certified teachers remains an option.) Moreover, the court ruled that parents possess no constitutional right to homeschool their children. "

...from Homeschool Legal Defense Association's website.

It’s no secret, I don’t homeschool, but I do have family and friends who homeschool. And whether or not you approve or disapprove of homeschooling, I think it can be agreed upon that us as parents know what’s best for our children.

With such a ruling, the government is attacking our rights as parents to choose what is best for our children. If we allow this ruling and don’t fight it, it could be the beginning of more government rulings that will tell us how or what we can do in our homes.

Please, if you support the rights of parents, and believe no one should tell you how to raise or even school your children, would you please sign the petition in support of homeschool freedom in California. You do not have to be homeschooling to sign this petition.

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