Sacramento and the surrounding area – in particular, the foothill communities to the east – has been called “ground zero” for homeschooling in California. That sounds about right to me. Keep that in mind when reading this article from today’s Sacramento Bee:
“California home-schoolers have been deeply rattled by a state appeals court ruling that says children whose parents don’t send them to public or private schools must be taught by credentialed tutors.
Parents who don’t comply can be criminally prosecuted, said Judge H. Walter Croskey in an opinion issued by the 2nd District Court of Appeal.
‘It’s shocking,’ said Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, a conservative law firm that has agreed to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court. ‘This is without question the greatest affront to the rights of parents witnessed so far in the state of California.'”