Homeschooling in California Battle ContinuesJun 18th, 2008 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: General Homeschool Posts
If you are a homeschooler in California, you have more than likely jumped in to the fight to keep your right to homeschool. If you have not, I urge you to make your voice known during this critical time.
If you are a homeschooler in any other state, please get involved. California’s recent record of ruling against morality (i.e. homosexual marriage and homeschooling) does not bode well and the homeschool fight is not yet over.
Because of the public outcry in response to the court’s absurd decision to make homeschooling illegal unless a parent is a certified teacher, the court decided to take another look at their decision. However, have you seen the list of “professionals” they brought in to review that decision? Not one of them is a friend to homeschooling:
- The California Superintendent of Public Instruction
- The California Department of Education
- The Los Angeles Unified School District
- Three California teacher unions
With organizations like the homeschool legal defense ready and willing to present their own briefs on the case, the court turns to public education instead.
Just how supportive do you believe these individuals and organizations will be when they know that every homeschooler means less government funding?
Please take the time to contact these judges and let them know your stand. We have seen the results of persistence and outcry in California’s recent decision to recognize homosexual marriages. Don’t believe for a moment that a unified stand and persistent petition will not make an impact. It can and it will if we band together and ensure that they find us at every turn.
Take a moment now to call or write the judges: H. Walter Croskey, Joan D. Klein and Patti S. Kitching. Then do it again next week and keep doing it until they realize their grievous mistake!
They can be reached at the Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 South Spring Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Phone: 213-830-7000.
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Starting Homeschooling Step Four-Know Your Child
Does your child love to get dirty and explore the world around him? Is she a child who loves to sit down and listen as you read a story? Is he an analytical thinker, who tends to question what is happening around him? Is she one who can connect events and experiences to lessons in life? Does he seem to thrive when able to create with his hands? Does she naturally "get it" the first time she hears it? These kinds of questions can help to define the best kind of learning approach for your child.