A California Court of Appeal recently decided that homeschooling is illegal in California unless a parent is a certified teacher.
(Click Here to read news articles about this court ruling.)
The case arose in a confidential juvenile court proceeding. The family was represented by court-appointed attorneys and HSLDA did not become
aware of the case until the Court of Appeal case was published on February 28, 2008.
The Court could have restricted its decision to the facts before it, but instead, it issued a broad ruling that effectively outlaws home
education in California. The Court also certified its decision for publication, which means that the decision can now be cited as legal authority
by all other courts in California.
The family and their California counsel are planning to appeal to the Supreme Court of California, which could result in reversal.
Another option to keep homeschooling free in California is to petition the Supreme Court of California to “depublish” the opinion. If the
opinion is “depublished” then it cannot be used by other California courts and this threat to homeschool freedom will be neutralized for other
HSLDA will be formally petitioning the California Supreme Court to depublish the opinion.
Please show your support for this effort by signing the petition today. Show that many other people, both in California and across the
country, care deeply about homeschool freedom in California.
Sign the Petition to Support Homeschool Freedom in
California! CLICK HERE!
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