From an HSLDA email:
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March 11, 2008
An update to HSLDA Members and Friends on the California Court of
Appeal Decision on Homeschooling:
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell comes to the
defense of homeschool families. "The California Department of
Education policy will not change in any way as a result of this
ruling. Parents still have the right to homeschool in this state," he
After the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District in Los
Angeles ruled on February 28 that parents had to be credentialed
teachers to educate their own children the statement from O'Connell is
encouraging news for the homeschool community.
"O'Connell has it right," said Michael Farris, Chairman of HSLDA. "But
the court decision must still be overturned before homeschool freedom
can be restored in California."