California court overturns ruling on homeschooling

LOS ANGELES - A California state appellate court has ruled that parents are allowed to educate their own children, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The court previously ruled that parents could not oversee their child's education unless they had a teaching certificate.

California has an estimated 166,000 home-school students. Before the previous ruling, the State Department of Education had allowed homeschooling and left enforcement of certain policies to local districts, the Times reported.

Los Angeles Times, "Court says parents may operate home-schools," Aug 8, 2008

Mackinac Center for Public Policy, "Home Schooling: An 'Encouraging and Robust' Movement," May 24, 2004