Assemblyman Joel Anderson acts

California Assemblyman Joel Anderson, a Republican from San Diego whose children are home educated, is introducing a resolution to the state assembly in support of homeschooling and which calls upon the California Supreme Court to overturn the ruling. (In principle I don’t like to see the judiciary subject to political pressure, but in today’s context where everything is politicized I’m not sure we can afford not to play the game …).

The following sites are recommended for updates:

Private and Home Educators of California

California Homeschool Network

Homeschool Association of California

Reverse the Ruling


Chuck Norris on the CA homeschooling decision:

“My warning to such creeping companies of corruption is this: Best not to test Texas. If you thought we fought hard for the Alamo, wait until you see what we can do for academia. You can hide your sleaze behind No. 2 pencils, but our branding irons will find your tail sides.”


One thought on “Assemblyman Joel Anderson acts

  1. The resolution can act as an expression of legislative intent regarding the present education law. Since it’s a law in question rather than the CA Constitution, the legislature has some say over its meaning. If I were crafting such a resolution, I would make it a “sense of the legislature” resolution, something like this: “Current educational law in California provides for a private school exemption to public school attendance. We, the legislature, wish it to be known that our intent is that ‘private school’ be understood to include schools located in a private home in which parents teach their own children. We hereby declare that our legislative intent as to the meaning of ‘private school’ in section _______of the education law not be restricted to physical schools located separately from private homes in which non-parents teach children in a conventional classroom setting. Parents who wish to home educate and who follow the established protocols for registering a private school affadavit may take advantage of the private school exemption according to this legislature’s intended meaning of ‘private school.'”

    That oughtta do it. And it isn’t even a matter of putting political pressure on the judiciary but rather of issuing a legislative clarification of the law in question.


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