I got an email a few days ago from one of my friends up in Santa Clara, Henry Cate (the guy who started the Carnival of Space). Not being actively involved in homeschooling yet, I apparently missed what happened recently, but the jist of it from what Henry was telling me is that the California Court of Appeals recently ruled that in order to legally homeschool your kids, you need teaching credentials.
Now, I can’t vouch for the story, but if it’s true, it’s rather disturbing news. I find it annoying that the state feels that it has the right to tell a parent that he isn’t legally allowed to teach his own kid. Henry has some info about a resolution that California residents can support to overturn this ruling.