Homeschooling wins court battle

California parents don’t need a teaching credential to homeschool, an appeals court has ruled, reversing a lower-court order. The Second District appellate court in Los Angeles ruled that homeschooling parents are covered by the rules for private schools, which are not required to use credentialed teachers.

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  1. Isn’t this really just a win for the Evangelical church?

    Hall Monitor

  2. Mark Roulo says:

    Isn’t this really just a win for the Evangelical church?

    No 🙂

    -Mark Roulo

  3. Stacy in NJ says:

    Ahh, hall monitor?

    Not all home schoolers are Evangelicals. Just thought you should know so you won’t make that mistake again.

  4. Homeschooling Granny says:

    Hall monitor,
    It’s a victory for commonsense. Home schooling parents don’t need a teaching certificate. The curriculum of Teachers’ College at Columbia University, for example, includes curriculum development for heterogeneous classrooms, critical multiculturalism, teaching for equity and social justice, special education for teaching students with disabilities. As valuable as these may be in a classroom, they’re hardly necessary to teach at home.

  5. “As valuable as these may be in a classroom…”

    Or not…

  6. The California State Law banning home schooling was unquestionably unconstitutional because it made ALL California children wards of the state – NOT their parents.

    As it is, in most of the 50 States and D.C. Child Protective Services can come and take people’s children away with little or no due process. While the system has allowed the governments to remove children from abusive parents’ homes, which is obviously a good thing, it has also caused good parents to have their kids taken away because of rumors or heresay or anonymous phone calls.

    In no small part because judges and lawyers have gotten to mold in their own images what the definition of words like “abusive” are.

    Reminds me of the old saying, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”

    I’m not saying that I know how to fix the system; I’m just acknowledging that it’s twisted and needs to be fixed.