Monday, March 03, 2008

IMPORTANT: Judge Orders CA Homeschoolers Into Gov. Education

What choices will soon be left for faithful Christian parents?

From "Judge orders homeschoolers into government education", by Bob Unruh, posted 2/29/08

A California court has ruled that several children in one homeschool family must be enrolled in a public school or "legally qualified" private school, and must attend, sending ripples of shock into the nation's homeschooling advocates as the family reviews its options for appeal.

The ruling came in a case brought against Phillip and Mary Long over the education being provided to two of their eight children. They are considering an appeal to the state Supreme Court, because they have homeschooled all of their children, the oldest now 29, because of various anti-Christian influences in California's public schools.

The decision from the 2nd Appellate Court in Los Angeles granted a special petition brought by lawyers appointed to represent the two youngest children after the family's homeschooling was brought to the attention of child advocates.

"We find no reason to strike down the Legislature's evaluation of what constitutes an adequate education scheme sufficient to promote the 'general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence,'" the court said in the case. "We agree … 'the educational program of the State of California was designed to promote the general welfare of all the people and was not designed to accommodate the personal ideas of any individual in the field of education.'"

So what are the choices for faithful Christian parents in CA?
  • Allow our children to be taught in public schools that homosexual conduct is normal and moral (See Families Flee CA Public Schools After Pro-Gay Mandate)
  • Get a teaching degree so that we will be allowed to homeschool our own kids
  • Spend a lot of money on private schools
The government is making it more and more difficult to live, work, and raise our children according to Biblical truth.

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