CA Homeschool Legal Challenge
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Homeschool Legal Challenge
The following news, articles, and commentary are listed in chronological
order, and provided to keep you current on the latest information on this
case that challenges the legality of homeschooling in California.
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Calif. Court of Appeal Upholds Right to Homeschool | In Re Rachel L.
2008-08-08: omeschooling families throughout California can breathe more easily following a major decision released today in the Rachel L. case by California's Second District Court of Appeal.
Permission Granted by California Court to File Brief in the case of In Re Rachel L.
2008-05-27: The three state groups submitted an amicus brief to the court, and it has been accepted! This is great news for all California homeschoolers. A joint press release is being jointly sent today by all three California statewide organizations...
Governor Files Amicus Curiae Brief with 2nd Appeals Court
2008-05-19: Governor Schwarzenegger Files an Amicus Curiae Brief Supporting the Right of California's Parents to Teach Their Children At Home...
Amicus Brief Accepted by 2nd Appeals Court
2008-05-20: The three state groups submitted an amicus brief to the court, and it has been accepted! This is great news for all California homeschoolers. A joint press release is being jointly sent today by all three California statewide organizations...
2nd Appeals Court to Reconsider
2008-03-26: The Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles had decided to grant a rehearing of the case that reverberated through the homeschooling community. In a surprise decision the court has hinted that it may re-evaluate the entire February 28th ruling.
CA State Homeschool Organizations Retain Legal Counsel
2008-03-08: The non-sectarian state homeschool organizations, CHN and HSC, announced that they have retained legal counsel. The law firms will represent and defend homeschoolers in light of the 2nd Appellate Court ruling that rendered the opinion that independent homeschooling is illegal except through the credentialed teacher/tutor exemption.
Pacific Justice Institute Joins Legal Battle
2008-03-05: Pacific Justice Institute Will Represent Sunland Christian School before the California Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn the appellate courts decision.
Is Homeschooling Still Legal in California?
2008-03-03: On February 28th, 2008, a 2nd Appellate Court in Los Angeles handed down a decision that effectively reinterpreted the exemptions to compulsory education in California making homeschooling through all avenues except the tutoring/teaching credential option illegal.