CA Court backs off ruling that restricted home schooling
A state appellate court Friday morning backed off a never-enforced February ruling that severely restricted home schooling in California.
The new decision from the 2nd District Court of Appeal says California law permits home schooling, although it is particularly lax in ensuring children are properly educated in such a setting. It said the right of home schooling can be overridden when a court has determined the safety of a child is at issue.
A juvenile dependency court, which hears cases involving minors who are abused or neglected, has the authority to issue orders limiting the rights of unfit parents to make educational decisions for their child, the unanimous decision stated....