I’m not a big one for asking for help like this, but this a gravely important issue in my family’s life:
At the end of Feb, it became public that the right of homeschooling families in California to give their OWN children a quality education which fits with their own philosophical beliefs and morals has essentially been taken away! In a closed door proceeding dealing with a single family, a judge determined that it is illegal to home school unless you are a certified teacher for all families in the state of CA. This affects more than 13,500 families in that state and could certainly affect more families across the nation if this ‘decree’ is held up as a precedent.
Personally, I am absolutely outraged that one judge ruling on one family’s situation can make a decision like this affecting the rights of all of us to do what we feel is best for our own children.
I am asking for the following things:
1)That you educate yourself a little by reading the
2)There is even more information in form a “news roundup” at www.mommylife.net, specifically this link. I’m pleased to learn the Gubinator is stepping in to secure homeschoolers’ rights.
3)And most importantly, you sign this petition on the Home School Legal Defense Association’s site asking the Court of Appeal to depublish this opinion.
Whether this issue affects you personally or not, I really appreciate you standing up for the rights of my family to choose to educate our children in our home.
Thank you for your friendship and your ‘signature’.