Thursday, March 6, 2008

California Tries To Outlaw Homeschooling

Did you read this? Since when does a parent not have the right AND the duty to educate their children how they see fit? Aaarrrrgh!!

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.

"Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children," wrote Justice H. Walter Croskey in a Feb. 28 opinion signed by the two other members of the district court. "Parents who fail to [comply with school enrollment laws] may be subject to a criminal complaint against them, found guilty of an infraction, and subject to imposition of fines or an order to complete a parent education and counseling program."

On this very same subject, Pope John Paul II wrote:

The right and duty of parents to give education is essential, since it is connected with the transmission of human life; it is original and primary with regard to the educational role of others on account of the uniqueness of the loving relationship between parents and children; and it is irreplaceable and inalienable and therefore incapable of being entirely delegated to others or usurped by others.
--Article 36: Familiaris Consortio now parents can face criminal charges for raising their children? Yuck, yuck, yuck!!

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