A California appeals court ruling clamping down on homeschooling by parents without teaching credentials sent shock waves across the state this week, leaving an estimated 166,000 children as possible truants and their parents at risk of prosecution.Read the actual ruling here.
The homeschooling movement never saw the case coming.
..."California courts have held that ... parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children," Justice H. Walter Croskey said in the 3-0 ruling issued on Feb. 28. "Parents have a legal duty to see to their children's schooling under the provisions of these laws."
Finally! Everyone knows that parents are not the best people to have children, let alone teach them. Instead, we should gather sperm from the healthiest, smartest men, and eggs from the the healthiest, smartest women, and match them.
Margaret Sanger (more famous for founding Planned Parenthood than her white supremist and anti-Catholic views) was right about eugenics. She stopped though, when it came to post-birth. We need to keep all the products of conception gathered into training institutions. Train the egg-sperm units to work. Animals do it well. Why can't humans? Orwell's "Two legs bad, four legs good," can be turned around, or at least equalized.
Ayn Rand was wrong when she suggested in "Anthem," that an individual should have rights. No! That's not true.
In Chicago, homeschooling should be illegal.
A kid graduating from the Chicago Public School system is known to have attended a completely safe, intensely academic institution. The rumors that there are drugs, gangs, and teachers who themselves are only moderately educated is a myth. Likewise, it is false to think that there is ever any waste of taxpayer funding with inefficient use of money, or corruption of any kind.
In Iran, religion is the basis of their public school (the four Rs - readin', ritin' 'rithmatic, religion) and we say, "Have at it, it's cool." A parent wanting to homeschool a kid with either a secular or non-Islam religious perspective is not allowed to (esp in art class, where maybe they want to sketch a few pics of you-know-who who wrote the Koran).
Here, we've got religious (Muslims, Unitarians, Methodists, etc.) and non-religious families who want to homeschool. CA is saying no way. While it might be a bad idea for many kids, you'd think we would, as a nation, side as (maybe Voltaire) once said, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
Another day in paradise.