Saturday, March 08, 2008

California attacks home schoolers

Thanks to Jason Skipper's blog, I noticed the following, which is kind of scary:
Judge orders homeschoolers into government education

California has gone on the attack against homeschooling with a new law, and the linked article gives some information about one family's court struggle. You should be able to "google" and find much more on the subect. According to the article, the 2nd Appellate Court in Los Angeles said this family's "sincerely held religious beliefs" are "not the quality of evidence that permits us to say that application of California's compulsory public school education law to them violates their First Amendment rights."

Since homeschoolers average 20 points higher in tests than the American public school average, there IS NOT AN EDUCATIONAL REASON for California's law. So why are they doing it?

I wonder if there are any Amish families in California. How long will it take to also force them into public education under California's compulsory public school education law?


clinch64 said...


I did some checking and found there are no Amish currently living in California. There was an attempt by some to settle in the early 1900's, but various circumstances persuaded them to leave. I'm sure if there were any residing there, they would not be immune to the attack. I'm afraid it may be a matter of time when most of the common areas of Amish population will be subject to increasing governmental restrictions.


R. L. Vaughn said...

Neil, thanks for the research on whether any Amish live in California.

If this assault on homeschooling flies in California, I expect it will not be long before we see it elsewhere.