Tuesday, March 11, 2008

California Resolution on Homeschooling

A resolution has been introduced in the California legislature by Assemblyman Joel Anderson to express support for homeschooling and call on the California Supreme Court to overturn the recent decision that implied that state-approved teaching credentials were required for parents who wish to homeschool their children. Here are some excerpts:
WHEREAS, Home schooling by California families with diverse
backgrounds has historically given children a quality education
through proven, independent approaches that nurture valuable
family bonds and support successful pupil development...
...
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby calls upon the
California Supreme Court to reverse the opinion of the California
Court of Appeal for the second Appellate District in the case of
In re Rachel L., that home schooling without a teaching credential
is not legal...
My wife and I intend to write my Assemblyman to encourage him to support this resolution. California residents reading this are encouraged to do the same.

4 comments:

Rational Jenn said...

Good Luck!

Scott Powell said...

Gideon:

How do I link to your post? I don't see how to find the "permalink"

Scott.

Scott Powell said...

Never mind! I figured it out. It just doesn't work the same way as Wordpress. :-}

-Scott.

Gideon said...

Yes, it's the time after the post -- I much prefer how word press handles it.

My letter to my assemblymen (I seem to have two listed for my area) was faxed to their office today.

Given the public response to the ruling so far, I'm cautiously optimistic.