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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">A "breathtaking" ruling from a California appeals court that could subject the parents of 166,000 students in the state to criminal sanctions will be taken to the state Supreme Court.<br><br>
The announcement comes today from the Pacific Justice Institute, whose president, Brad Dacus, described the impact of the decision as "stunning."<br><br>
"The scope of this decision by the appellate court is breathtaking," he said. "It not only attacks traditional homeschooling, but also calls into question homeschooling through charter schools and teaching children at home via independent study through public and private school."<br><br>
"If not reversed, the parents of the more than 166,000 students currently receiving an education at home will be subject to criminal sanctions," he said.</td>
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A friend just sent me the link and I am only now reading the whole thing myself.
 

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<span>There's a whole thread here in MDC about it:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=857324" target="_blank">Is homeschooling illegal in CA?</a><br><br>
That particular publication tends to sensationalize reporting, so the best thing is to just wait and see - all the other state homeschooling organizations and HSLDA are working on this together, and there are a lot of competent lawyers among them, some of whom are themselves homeschoolers in California.<br><br>
- Lillian<br><br></span>
 

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<a href="http://www.fresnobee.com/384/story/445476.html" target="_blank">This article</a> seems a bit more blunt:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Related Content<br><a href="http://www.latimes.com" target="_blank">http://www.latimes.com</a><br>
California parents without teaching credentials can no longer home school their children, according to a recent state appellate court ruling.</td>
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Metasequoia</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/10709276"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.fresnobee.com/384/story/445476.html" target="_blank">This article</a> seems a bit more blunt:</div>
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<span>I'm so frustrated - I just wrote a post that disappeared when I hit the Submit Reply button, with the note that the server was too busy. I tried to scroll back to where I'd composed it, but couldn't get there. Anyway, here goes again (gonna' copy this one before trying to post it). Blunt is one word for it - the L.A. Times has historically been pretty careless about reporting the full story. I had an absolutely awful exchange years ago with a rude and arrogant editor there when I was very politely trying to explain that the lawyer working in the department of education at that time simply had a different interpretation of the law than all the state organizations did - that she and the department of education were not the determiners of the law, and that we all were subject to the laws themselves, not their particular interpretation. The editor told me they were clearly in charge of the educational laws, and that that's obvious by their very title. He didn't have any understanding of the reality of the situation, and was completely closed to hearing more than he already thought. If the department of education had been the determiners of law, they would have had homeschoolers in court right and left over it - but they weren't, so they couldn't and didn't. It's really kind of creepy to encounter a distributor of "the news" who doesn't think beyond his nose.<br>
- Lillian</span>
 
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