Monday, March 10, 2008

Croskey Needs to Get Schooled

What's most shocking about the California state appellate court ruling that says parents that homeschool their children must have teaching credentials is the wording that goes with the decision.


Justice H. Walter Croskey wrote in a Feb. 28 opinion signed by the two other members of the district court:

"Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children."

What the heck? It's amazing how liberals are so opposed to big-brotherism, yet often have rulings and ideas that would lead to nothing but such.

Here's the lead in the L.A. Times:

Parents who lack teaching credentials cannot educate their children at home, according to a state appellate court ruling that is sending waves of fear through California's home schooling families.

Advocates for the families vowed to appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. Enforcement until then appears unlikely, but if the ruling stands, home-schooling supporters say California will have the most regressive law in the nation.

Regressive, by the way, can mean "backward reasoning"...and this legislation certainly is. Talk about the manipulation of our most precious gift, children. Apparently, a group of California legislators feel they can do a better job of decision making in regards to what's best for our kids.

More from the Times:
"This decision is a direct hit against every home schooler in California," said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, which represents the Sunland Christian School, which specializes in religious home schooling. "If the state Supreme Court does not reverse this . . . there will be nothing to prevent home-school witch hunts from being implemented in every corner of the state of California."