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Old 09-24-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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California has banned homeschooling, which might signal a new trend across the country. thoughts?

Homeschoolers' setback sends shock waves through state

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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.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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This Californian thinks this ruling is idiotic.

Especially after seeing some of the charter "schools" that are allowed to operate here.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: rain city
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No!? Parents without credentials teaching something to children?

Hmmmm, let me check with my mom to see if her credentials are in order.....I may have to charge her with parenting without a license as per California state law. The audacity!
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Homeschooling Banned in California as State Turns Parents Into Criminals for Teaching Their Own Children

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A California appeals court has ruled that homeschooling of children is illegal unless their parents have teaching credentials from the state.

"California is now on the path to being the only state to deny the vast majority of homeschooling parents their fundamental right to teach their own children at home," said Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association.

The court overturned a lower court's finding that homeschooling did not constitute a violation of child welfare laws.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Banning homeschooling wouldn't fly around most the country, probably especially in states with a lot of children who have been homeschooled for religious reasons. They could argue religious rights. Most of America probably wouldn't go for that.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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California has banned homeschooling, which might signal a new trend across the country. thoughts?

Homeschoolers' setback sends shock waves through state
I doubt it becomes a trend, more and more people are choosing to homeschool their kids.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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My younger sister has been home schooling her kids for years and they are scoring far better now that they are out of public schools. The people in CA should be in an uproar over this ruling.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Considering the way California is, this should surprise no one.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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California used to set trends. I don't think they do anymore. Just look at the out-migration going on there. People are leaving it in droves. Probably because of nonsense like this.
Good riddance, California.
By the way, the vast majority of home-schooled kids I've known, are much smarter, and get better scholarships to college than their public-school counterparts, on average.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:50 AM
 
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Your information is outdated. The first article you posted is from March. The ruling was reversed. CHN - Legal Updates
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