In an expected 3-0 decision, the California Court of Appeals for the Second Appelate District reversed its earlier decision in a single case that any parent who home schooled their child(ren) must be a state certified teacher. The case arose out of an alleged child abuse charge made by a middle school age girl against her father. All the children in the family were home schooled.
"This is a great victory for homsechool freedom," declared Michael Farris, an attorney who helped argue the case. He is Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). HSLDA joined with the California Governor & Attorney General & other first amendment defense organizations in fighting the anomalous earlier ruling.
The Lord's Servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will give them a change of heart leading to a knowledge of the truth
II Timothy 2:24-26