I’ve finally racked up 1,000 quotes on this blog for flogging humanism and its corollaries. Let’s celebrate with this judicial victory from 2008:
From 2000 to 2008, California parents with valid teaching credentials could homeschool their children. Parents who did not have teaching certificates were permitted to homeschool their children by establishing their own private schools, making them exempt from truancy laws.
In February 2008 the Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District ruled that a homeschool is not a legitimate form of private school, effectively making most of California’s homeschools illegal. One family put together a legal defense team made up of representatives of the United States Justice Fund (USJF), the HSLDA, and the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and was successful at having the ruling overturned in August 2008.
And let’s keep the celebrations going, with this victory that occurred 10 years later:
In a stunning late-night victory for California homeschoolers and parental rights, [Assembly Bill] 2756 was defeated in the Assembly Education Committee late Wednesday, April 25. The decision only came after committee members listened to hundreds of homeschoolers, one by one, give three hours of testimony against the bill. In the end, not one member of the assembly committee voted for the bill…
“What we saw tonight was a massive victory for homeschool families, parental rights, and government by consent of the people,” said Jonathan Keller, president of California Family Council. “Thanks to the thousands of homeschool families and supporters who flooded the Capitol, legislators were reminded that this building is still the people’s house.”
Authored by Democrat Assembly member Jose Medina from the Riverside area, AB 2756 originally demanded all homeschool families in California submit to involuntary home inspections.
I think Pastor Roger Jimenez of Verity Baptist Church was one of the people who testified before the Assembly Education Committee. If that’s correct, I’m glad that he took part. I love it when homeschoolers mobilise like this.
- Ingersoll, J.J. (2015). Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction. Oxford University Press, New York, p. 101
- LifeSiteNews (2018). California bill demanding homeschool families submit to involuntary home inspections defeated. LifeSiteNews. Available https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/california-bill-demanding-homeschool-families-submit-to-involuntary-home-in. Last accessed 24th Sep 2018.