Saturday, April 28, 2018

Looks like California AB 2756 was defeated

Homeschool Lessons in Civics: How To Kill a Bill reports:

Nearly 1,000 people spoke in opposition. They were homeschool children, mothers and fathers from all corners of state, including Fresno. All they were allowed to say was their name, affiliation and view on the bill. Some kids told the committee they “suppose” the bill, meaning they opposed it.

I like the last line in this article Homeschool Supporters Crush Plans for Greater Oversight:

In the end, the bill died. None of the committee members even called for a vote.

There is no problem with homeschooling in California.  As Committee member Kevin Kiley the Turpin case was an outlier.  It is bad policy to create new laws to address a one time event.

I'm glad the bill was soundly defeated. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Californian homeschoolers - please call your representatives

In response to horrific situation of the 13 Turpin children some California legislators are looking at tightening the laws governing homeschooling in California. This is just one event in a decade.  Hundreds of thousands of homeschoolers should not be treated as potential criminals.

Please call your representatives and members of the California State Assembly Committee on Education and tell them AB 2926 and AB 2756 are both bad ideas.

And then ask your family and friends to all call.

For more information:

You can read the current text of AB-2756 and AB-2926.

Here is a link to the HSLDA on the issue.

Links from Google.