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March 7, 2008

So, if a parent in California wants to home school, they must get a teaching certificate. I hope this gets overruled soon or else this could set a dangerous precedent.

Sounds a little too familiar for my blood. I think someone else made this ruling a few decades ago. I wonder who else would want to control the education of children so closely?

According to Bob Unruh in an article on the California ruling, it’s a familar name [emphasis is mine]:

The appeals court words held echoes of similar ideas expressed by officials from Germany, where homeschooling has been outlawed since 1938 under a law adopted when Adolf Hitler decided he wanted the state, and no one else, to control the minds of the nation’s youth.

Another good comment is here, from Tim Jones, a Catholic apologist blogging at Jimmy

A California state appellate court judge has said “Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children.”.

We don’t need it, you idiot. We have a natural right to home school our children. We hold this truth to be self-evident. the Constitution, and specifically the Bill of Rights is not anything like an exhaustive list of the rights of individuals, but is meant as a modest hedge against oppressive government encroachment like the nonsense you are trying to pull. You can’t expect the founding fathers to list everything that people have a right to do.

That is the key point is that our rights are inalienable and come from God, not from the government.

UPDATE: Some information being circulated is incorrect. See here.


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