Saturday, March 8, 2008

Is That Your Final Answer?

A California Court of Appeal recently decided that homeschooling is illegal in California unless a parent is a certified teacher.

The case arose in a confidential juvenile court proceeding. The Court could have restricted its decision to the facts before it, but instead, it issued a broad ruling that effectively outlaws home education in California. The family and their California counsel are planning to appeal to the Supreme Court of California, which could result in reversal.

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) will be formally petitioning the California Supreme Court to depublish the opinion, which would cause it to be of little effect.

To show your support for a parent's right to homeschool, you can go here and sign a petition to get this thing flushed down the crapper.

Governor AHnold Schwarzenegger said in a statement today.
"Parents should not be penalized for acting in the best interests of their
children's education. This outrageous ruling must be overturned by the courts
and if the courts don't protect parents' rights then, as elected officials, we

You tell 'em Terminator.

I don't currently home school my five children, but I have and perhaps might still had I not run into a little thing called 'mathematics.' Anytime you combine letters and numbers and call it useful, I strongly disagree.

It's OUR right as parents to decide what is in the best interest of our own children. Otherwise, Aldous Huxley's prescient words are scarily accurate and we are citizens of a Brave New World.

At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.
Aldous Huxley
English critic & novelist (1894 - 1963)

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