California court reverses, backs home schools

"Home schools may constitute private schools"
A California court has reversed its previous ruling and decided that most forms of homeschooling are legal—a decision called a “tremendous victory” for conservative Christians critical of public schools.

Last February, the Second District Court of Appeal ruled in a juvenile court case that public school enrollment is generally required unless a child is tutored by a credentialed person or enrolled in a full-time private school.

In the new ruling on August 8, the court determined that while the original education laws seemed to exclude home schools in the definition of private school, later laws could be interpreted differently.

 

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