Last month I posted about a proposal in Nebraska that would mandate testing to homeschooling families.Â Today, thanks to Reason, I read an article in the LA Times stating that homeschooling has been ruled illegal by a California appellate court.
“Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children,” wrote Justice H. Walter Croskey in a Feb. 28 opinion signed by the two other members of the district court.
Hold on.Â WHAT?!Â Excuse me?Â Did I read that correctly?Â They don’t have the constitutional right?Â Pause for a second to digest that.
You know who loves this ruling, right?
Teachers union officials will also be closely monitoring the appeal. A.J. Duffy, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, said he agrees with the ruling.
“What’s best for a child is to be taught by a credentialed teacher,” he said.
Credentialed by the State, right?Â No conflict of interest there.Â Relax Teachers Union people.Â Good teachers have been in demand since ancient times, way before unions.Â They’ll always be in demand and are in no danger of ever being out of work.
Notice something I’m not discussing here is religion, which the Times article mentions frequently.Â It’s almost as if they’re trying to make this a religious issue, which it obviously isn’t.Â It just so happens that many people homeschool their children for religious reasons, but that’s not the only reason.
This will surely be overturned, but is it something the State would be willing to take to the limit.Â Are they willing to line up tanks outside of someone’s home and threaten them with bullets for refusing to send their kids to gov’ment
indoctrination camps schools?
California, if you’re still wondering why the rest of the country unfairly labels you a bunch of crazies…