Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Yes, Homeschooling Is Still Legal in California

With so much going around about the ruling in California and the fear that homeschooling is now illegal in the state, I thought I would help ease your fears.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell announced today that the California Department of Education has completed a legal review of the February 28 California Court of Appeal ruling regarding home schooling. O'Connell issued the
following statement:

"I have reviewed this case, and I want to assure parents that chose to home school that California Department of Education policy will not change in any way as a result of this ruling. Parents still have the right to home school in our state. (You can read the entire statement here).

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger released this statement:

"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.”

When new updates on this situation arrise, you can find them here. If you don't know the details of what all the fuss is about or you would like to sign HSLDA's petition, go here.

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