Many of you have heard about the court ruling that could subject all California parents to criminal penalties for homeschooling, unless the homeschooling parent is credentialed. If not, I urge you to read about the ruling from February 28th, which would drastically effect not only my family, but close to 200,000 other school-age children and their families here in California.
The Home School Legal Defense Association is working hard.
Dr. James Dobson has joined the fight.
“What has occurred is another egregious decision handed down by a California appeals court that strikes at the very heart and soul of families and their children,” said Focus on the Family founder and chairman Dr. James Dobson, in a broadcast Friday. “How dare these judges have the audacity to label tens of thousands of parents criminals – the equivalent to drug dealers or pickpockets – because they want to raise and educate their children according to their deeply held values?” -Christian Post Reporter
And even Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised to step in if the home schooling ruling is not overturned.
In a statement released Friday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called the ruling “outrageous” and said, “If the courts don’t protect parents’ rights then, as elected officials, we will.” -SacBee.com
A big thank you to all who have expressed concern for me and my family this week. While no action is being taken against other homeschoolers, for now, we must do all we can to prevent something such as this from occurring. Please sign the petition to request depublishing of this decision and PRAY HARD with me that the necessary steps are taken to appeal or deplublish the ruling.
cross posted at Organized Chaos