In Re Rachel, L.


ACRU Staff


May 26, 2008

The ACRU joins other organizations supporting homeschooling to file this brief in a California state appellate court arguing for a constitutional right for parents to choose homeschooling for their children. The argument is based on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech, relying in particular on precedents holding that parents have a constitutional right to choose private rather than public schools for their children, and that Amish parents can choose the alternative of working at home within the Amish culture rather than attending public high schools.

On August 8, 2008 the Second Appellate District in a 3-0 decision, ruled that homeschooling is a legitimate form of education. A lower court had ruled home education is not permissible if a parent does not posses teaching credentials from the state.

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