A conservative legal group is asking the California court to reconsider its recent decision that made most homeschooling a crime in the state.
An attorney allied with the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal group, filed the petition for a rehearing with the California Court of Appeal Friday, saying that parents have a right to make educational choices for their children.
The Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles had ruled on Feb. 28 that parents must have a teaching credential to homeschool their children. Otherwise, children ages 6 to 18 must attend public or private school full-time until graduation from high school.
In the written opinion, Justice H. Walter Croskey said that parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children....