Quiver0f10 Posted March 7, 2008 Share Posted March 7, 2008 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/07/INCHVG0SD.DTL Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised today to ensure that parents have the right to homeschool their children, after a state appeals court ruling severely restricted the practice in California. "Every California child deserves a quality education and parents should have the right to decide what's best for their children," the governor said in a statement. "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." An estimated 166,000 children are homeschooled across the state. The ruling by the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles said all children ages 6 to 18 must attend public or private school full-time until graduation from high school or be tutored at home by a credentialed teacher. There is no specific allowance in state law for homeschooling, the court said. Many homeschooling parents register as a private school with the state, a statusthat does not require credentialed teachers. Then they enroll their own children in their school. The court ruling, issued Feb. 28, appears to restrict such practices, setting a precedent that could lead to parents being prosecution for truancy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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