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petition to protect parental rights

March 8, 2008

For anyone interested, HSLDA has created a petition to take to the California court regarding the homeschool decision. Essentially, they want the court to “depublish” the decision. That would mean that the ruling would apply only to the specific family in question, and not to the rest of the homeschooling families in California.

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  1. WHY permalink
    March 8, 2008 11:13 am

    I have never liked the idea of these petitions. I don’t trust them. What better way is there to get a nationwide list of all homeschoolers –the ones with fight in em — than to set up a petition. One that requires and address.

    If this is all HSLDA can do to impact this situation, we are in big trouble!

    Homeschooler

  2. March 9, 2008 2:18 am

    If I understand the ruling, correctly, it states: “It is clear to us that enrollment and attendance in a public full time day school is required by California law for minor children unless,” said the appellate court, “(1) the child is enrolled in a private full-time day school and actually attends that private school, (2) the child is tutored by a person holding a valid state teaching credential for the grade being taught, or (3) one of the other few statutory exemptions to compulsory public school attendance (Ed. Code, § 48220 et seq.) applies to the child.”
    The key word above is: unless. And the key phrase is one of the other few statutory exemptions to compulsory public school attendance.
    Here is “One of the other few statutory exemptions”:
    Qualify as a Private School by filing an annual affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction between October 1 and 15.

    Court Documents: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B192878.PDF

    California Education Law: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=edc&codebody=33190%2C+48220&hits=20

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