Not The Homeschooling Post I Promised

     I have quite a few notes for that homeschool post I promised a day or two ago, but today’s homeschool post is something quite different.  Since I have heard from several of you concerning the recent ruling in California declaring that homeschooling is illegal, I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you.

     Most of you know by now that I live in California.  If you didn’t know before, you do now.  The California courts have stepped in and made a ruling, based on the case of one, and only one, family, that may now effect all other homeschooling families in the state.      

     California is a very liberal state, but that doesn’t mean that everyone who lives here is liberal.  California is also known for setting trends, “As goes California, so goes the nation” is a quote I’ve heard for 25 years at least.  With that idea in mind, it would behoove all homeschoolers, or anyone interested in preserving the legality of homeschooling, to keep themselves informed on this issue.  If the California courts are victorious on this issue, other states will follow their lead. 

     HSLDA, along with other homeschooling groups, is still working hard to protect our freedom to homeschool legally in California.  Click the above link to HSLDA for more information, or to see how you can help. 

     Does this ruling make me nervous or anxious?  Not really.  As powerful as the California Supreme Court THINKS it is, I serve a God who is bigger and Whose will cannot be thwarted.  Practically, I will do whatever HSLDA recommends to help turn this around.  I will also pray.  But I will not fear or worry or fret.  Scripture directs me to educate my children at home, and God’s laws are always higher than the laws of men.  We will continue as we always have.   

     And if you’re in the mood for just a bit more, read this great perspective from one of our church elders. 

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

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6 comments to Not The Homeschooling Post I Promised

  • I hope the “powers that be” in the court system realize what a horrible idea they have put fourth in this ruling. Good luck to you, and our other Californian Homeschoolers. With God all things are possible, and I pray that He steps in and shows the judges and court the reality of their actions.

  • I read about this yesterday and to be honest it did upset me quite a bit.  Though we are through our homeschooling years with our children I want that right to be there for my children to be able to homeschool their children.  Homeschooling our children was one of the best decisions we ever made and our family is stronger and closer for it.  My husband and I signed the petition available at teh HSLDA website.  Praying that homeschooling will remain legal in all of our states!



  • Just wanted to let you know that we are praying about this decision. I love the perspective of your church elder! I have also signed the petition over at HSLDA. God is still in control and is not unaware of what is happening!


  • I will say a prayer!!

  • I’m in CA, too, and we are on our knees regarding this.  Sad thing is that in my area the school district is laying off teachers, and keeping schools from opening. This will also affect  private schools who don’t hire credentialed teachers.

  • This is definitely something to keep your eye on. It is difficult to know what all the motives are behind the ruling. Perhaps the state wants more money, perhaps there is genuine concern over the welfare of children. I don’t think any of us know for sure. What we can do is pray for wisdom for all involved.