I posted six months ago about a decision by a California court to require all parents homeschooling children to have teaching certifications.

Apparently, the news is still just getting around.  Some syndicated content recently hit some front pages and sparked a ton of really good debate about the role of government in education and the rights of parents to also have a say in how their children are taught.  The original ruling obviously went over the line, and suggested that the highest purpose of education was a purely civic one – that students should be molded in such a way that provides the greatest value to society (whatever that means, and whoever gets to decide).

Anyway, a lot of this debate is kind of out of date:  As of Aug 8, 2008, the ruling has been reversed.

The judges agreed to re-hear the case, and their final decision was that they had unintentially set a higher burden for homeschool teachers than the law provided for private school teachers.

There is still some regulation and oversight, the teacher must sign an affirmation of the grade level, how many students are involved, attendance, and how the overall curriculum differs from its public school equivalents.  If a teacher/parent is caught fudging the numbers, they’re vulnerable to prosecution for perjury.

I’m glad the story about the California Court’s initial ruling got out – but I’m even more excited that the ruling has already been overturned.

One Response to “Homeschooling NOT Illegal in California – Court Reverses Decision”

  1. In this article, we make a futile and stupid attempt to educate everyone, no matter whether they want an schooling or not. In other nations, they importance knowledge more, because if you really don’t pursue it, they quit educating you and also you have got to require a menial task and suffer. Moms and dads tend not to want that for their infants and they push them. Listed here, when an individual would not want an knowledge, we force them to stay in university with compulsory education and we give them the “No Baby Left Behind” treatment. We maintain their sorry butt in classes and let them drag lower the entire educational procedure. The dads and moms won’t should choose the responsibility in making their child rise to challenges. Being a end result, our classes methods and teachers are swamped with attempting to generate even mediocre outcomes from the population that has no good reason to treatment or to attempt. Pick a formulated region inside world, and its educational procedure is going to be improved than ours, because in this article our lawyers have determined that we ought to consider to save persons from on their own.

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