Criminalizing Home Schooling…Does This Affect Home Businesses?
If you’re a home business owner who home schools one or all of your children, working this into your business schedule, or even incorporates your home business into your schooling lessons, you may want to learn what’s happening in California. You also could be affected if you provide, through your home business, supplies and services for home schoolers.
One California judge went back to an old early 1950’s law and decided home schooling parents must be credentialed teachers, or they could be considered as breaking the law. If you home school, check out, Criminalizing Home Schoolers, a Time/CNN article by Kristin Kloberdanz.
On Feb. 28, Judge H. Walter Croskey of the Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles ruled that children ages six to 18 may be taught only by credentialed teachers in public or private schools - or at home by mom and dad but only if they have a teaching degree.
Of course, it’s predicted this will be appealed. However, if you’re a homeschooling parent or provide, through your home business, home schooling supplies and services, you may want to keep on top of what transpires. Even though you don’t live in California, you’ll want to know whether this eventually could affect the state where you live or be instituted there.
What do you think about the idea that home schooling parents should be credentialed teachers?
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