Is California is still OK to homeschool?
According to one “on the ground” in California, the recent federal ruling does not outlaw homeschooling there. (See Learning at Home blog.) I was skeptical of this myself and didn’t post about the earlier alarmist Worldnet Daily article. Yesterday, the AP was repeating similar conclusions. Now today, SFGate has this story, quoting gleeful teachers union members and a (typically) alarmist HSLDA. I don’t know what to think. Please comment if you know anything.
A California appeals court ruling clamping down on homeschooling by parents without teaching credentials sent shock waves across the state this week, leaving an estimated 166,000 children as possible truants and their parents at risk of prosecution.
The homeschooling movement never saw the case coming.
“At first, there was a sense of, ‘No way,’ ” said homeschool parent Loren Mavromati, a resident of Redondo Beach (Los Angeles County) who is active with a homeschool association. “Then there was a little bit of fear. I think it has moved now into indignation.” Read more…