Breaking News: Uncredentialed Homeschooling Illegal In California

Homeschoolers’ setback sends shock waves through state

[SF Gate]

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.

Are you home schooled in California? Know someone affected by the law? Leave a comment here. We’ll be following the story.

[For wonks only: read the actual court ruling in the case. ]


2 Responses

  1. There is absolutely no threat to homeschoolers from the proceedings there. One family with a long and documented history of runs ins with child welfare in CA was homeschooling without properly registering their home as a private school in CA. They got caught. They tried to hide behind homeschool laws that don’t exist and the judge called them on it. So now they are crying religious persecution.

    This is a child welfare issue, not a homeschooling issue. More details are available at

  2. I have posted an entry about this same topic. This situation is more insidious than some may think.

    You can find my take on the matter here:

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