Home School Legal Defense Association

P.O. Box 3000, Purcellville, VA 20134



HSLDA AdvisoryContact: Ian Slatter
June 19, 2008 (540) 338-8663

MIKE FARRIS ARGUES LANDMARK
CALIFORNIA HOMESCHOOL CASE




Purcellville, VA—On Monday, June 23, HSLDA Chairman Mike Farris as part of a legal team will argue on behalf of HSLDA and Focus on the Family in favor of keeping homeschooling legal before a California Court of Appeal. “This case has the potential to change the face of homeschooling across this country,” said Farris.

The Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District in Los Angeles ruled on February 28 regarding in re Rachel L. that parents had to be credentialed teachers to educate their own children. The ruling was shocking because in one sweeping decision it effectively outlawed homeschooling.

HSLDA, Focus on the Family and numerous other pro-homeschooling groups have filed friend-of-the court briefs in favor of keeping homeschooling legal. Also, the Governor, Attorney General and State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California have all submitted briefs supporting a parents’ right to homeschool.

“We hope that the court reverses its decision and restores homeschool freedom to California,” said Farris.

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is a 25-year-old, 83,000 member non-profit organization and the preeminent national association advocating the legal right of parents to homeschool their children.

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