3 elitist liberal judges recently outlawed homeschooling in California with the stroke of a pen.
"We're happy," said Lloyd Porter, who is on the California Teachers Association board of directors. "We always think students should be taught by credentialed teachers, no matter what the setting."
As a homeschooling father, please allow me to translate Mr. Porter's comment:
"We' re happy. We always think students should be indoctrinated by credentialed teachers, after all, most parents are stupid and aren't up on all the politically correct nonsense that we need to fill these children's minds with, leaving us little real time to actually teach them anything. Besides, the more kids we have in the government schools, the more teachers we need and the more money that pours into our union coffers."
My wife (mostly) and I homeschooled 4 of our 6 children. All graduated with honors via a Christian based curriculum and tested above average on their SAT's. One is a happily married mother expecting her second child. Another is a very successful, self-employed businessman and husband and father of one (soon to be two). Another teaches in a Christian school and just received a promotion. The youngest is happily married, working full time, and currently attending college while maintaining a 4.0 average. She was heavily recruited by a number of prestigious colleges.
Homeschooling has proved over and over to produce superior results over the current public education fiasco. No, it is not for everyone, but for those who choose it and are committed, it works VERY well. Chickens cannot teach eagles to fly and the government schools have absolutely nothing but mediocrity to show homeschoolers, not to mention the increasingly dangerous and immoral atmosphere. As Grandma used to say, "the proof's in the puddin'."
By the way, another one of our daughters who was not homeschooled is a certified teacher and has chosen to homeschool her four daughters. I could go on and on with horror stories and anecdotes from public school teachers whom I know. But you've heard similar stories I'm sure.
I predict the California Supreme Court will either overrule this decision or limit its scope. After all, aren't liberals "pro-choice"?