Government School Monopoly

Some of you may have heard this story about how a California court of appeals has ruled that home schooling is illegal.

Here is the wording from a San Francisco Chronicle:

"California courts have held that … parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children," Justice H. Walter Croskey said in the 3-0 ruling issued on Feb. 28. "Parents have a legal duty to see to their children’s schooling under the provisions of these laws."

You are right there is no constitutional right to homeschooling. There is also no constitutional right to eating, breathing, or walking. I guess the government can centrally plan those too.

This is really bad showing of government force. The fact that there is no constitutional right for the government to provide everyone with a education, should mean that people are allowed to do what they want.

Remember that people give the rights to the government, not the other way around.

It gets better:

"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."

Of course they do. How much money do they get from kids being homeschooled? Zero

If they outlaw homeschooling it makes all these kids come in the classroom. The next thing is the teachers will complain that they don’t get paid enough to teach all these kids.

Published in: on March 9, 2008 at 4:50 am  Leave a Comment  

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