“My feeling is very much in line with the governor in that it is a parental choice as to how they will educate their children,” said Chris Bertelli, assistant secretary of education. “To require a credential for a parent that is home-schooling is ludicrous.”
“No other state in the country requires a credential,” Bertelli said. “It would be nearly impossible to enforce and would do so much more damage than good.”
“As long as they are a private school registered with the state then as far as we are concerned they are a legal home school,” said Victor Thompson, director of student support service for the L.A. County Department of Education.