Bad News for Homeschoolers

They (some stupid, liberal court) just made it illegal to homeschool in California!!  Are they insane?  (The correct answer is:  Yes.)  The Calif. court decided that unless the parent has a teaching degree they cannot homeschool.  Period.  Now, of course, the particular family involved is fighting this decision, as are various homeschooling agencies.  I don’t know the full story behind this one particular family; and it’s possible they shouldn’t be homeschooling.   It’s not like there are never abuses of the situation… but to make it ‘across-the-board’ illegal for anyone is ridiculous and extreme.  It’s also frightening, because these types of judicial decisions do tend to have a ‘trickle down’ effect.  Several pro-homeschooling groups are trying to get the decision "unpublished" (I think that’s the right word) because then it would only apply to this one case and not be a precedence for any future cases…. I’m not sure how that all works…
I just feel like the implications are terrible….  that we, as parents, do not have the right to decide what is best for our children.  That they ‘belong to’ the state to be indoctrinated the way the state sees fit. So, did you know that these rulings are based on judgements made in Germany at the time of Hitler??  When he wanted to ‘teach’ the children what he wanted them to believe??  I’m not making this up, honest.  Do you know it is also the law in Calif. to include "all alternative lifestyles" into any and all teaching, and the words "mother", "father", "husband and wife" are discriminatory and not allowed?  Again:  Are they insane?  Again: Yes. 
I loved growing up in California, and certainly there are things I miss about living there…but I thank the Lord I don’t live there now.
But I knew there was something about this guy I like!!
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding the recent
Second District Court of Appeals ruling on home schooling:
"Every California child deserves a quality education and parents should have the right to decide
what’s best for their children. 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 will.”


4 responses »

  1. now that is the silliest thing i have heard all day if you want to home school your kids taht should be your right…
    *~*   :o) if you don’t have a smile to give today…  :o) I will give you one of mine…  :o)   *~*

  2. That is ridiculous to make a blanket mandate such as that – to apply to EVERYONE, although, there might be families that should not homeschool…. but I bet there are many more that are doing a wonderful job at it!
    And yes, the name "Shortbus" would indicate a less than stellar brain capacity on that poor cat. He is not the sharpest crayon in the box, that is for sure. ;o)

  3. Wow!  Insane to say the least… and I live in this crazy state.  At least Arnold is a voice of reason.
    Take care,

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