‘We Will Have to Move’

Says California home school mom



Jeff Johnson

Home schooling parents are reacting to a recent California appellate court decision outlawing the practice.

Kathleen, a home school mom from near Sacramento was caught completely off guard when she learned that a three-judge panel – considering a child welfare case —  had issued a blanket ruling declaring that California parents http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=78 a constitutional right to home school their children.

“I’m just shocked that it can happen quickly — that our fundamental right to educate our children can be taken away just with a snap of the fingers…” she exclaims. The home school mother hopes that legal groups like the http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=416 Defense Fund, Home School Legal Defense Association and others will be successful in having the ruling overturned.”We will not give up home schooling our child,” she states. “If it means moving from out of state, however we have to do that, we will do it because that is what we feel that God has called us to do.” Kathleen says she and her husband have not had much chance to discuss the issue beyond that basic decision.

Even Kathleen’s nine-year-old son understands what is happening to parental rights in his home state.