Topic: Californien skyddar hemundervisare - California protects homeeducators

2008-03-11

SACRAMENTO - State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jack O'Connell announced today that the California Department of
Education has completed a legal review of the February 28 California
Court of Appeal ruling regarding home schooling. O'Connell issued the
following statement:

"I have reviewed this case, and I want to assure parents
that chose to home school that California Department of Education
policy will not change in any way as a result of this ruling. Parents
still have the right to home school in our state.

"Every child in our state has a legal right to get an education, and
I want every child to get an education that will prepare them for
success in college and the world of work in the challenging global
economy.

"As the head of California's public school system, I hope that every
parent would want to send their children to public school. However,
traditional public schools may not be the best fit for every student.
Within the public school system there are a range of options
available.

Students can take independent study classes, attend a charter school,
or participate in non-classroom-based programs. But some parents
choose to send their children to private schools or to home school,
and I respect that right.

"I admire the dedication of parents who commit to oversee their
children's education through home schooling.
But, no matter what
educational program a student participates in, it is critical that
the program prepares them for future success in the global economy. I
urge any parent who is considering or involved in home schooling
their children to take advantage of resources and support available
through their county or district offices of education."

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