So, the State of California does not think (we should stop right there) that non-credentialed parents have the right to home school their children. If there ever was an example of the pure, unadulterated arrogance of government minions and public school employees (just more minions, as it were), this is it.
Why do teachers believe that they are the only ones who can teach? They have no copyright on knowledge. Indeed, from what can be garnered from many schools, they don’t even have a toehold on knowing much of anything. As to the government, much of which knows (we use the term quite loosely) even less about education except to grant power over it to those who claim on their own authority to be educators, we see only so much more evidence that it is the last place we should want to go for advice on child rearing.
Home schooled children regularly out perform public schoolchildren. But even that does not really address the true issue at stake in matters such as this. What we have here is yet another example of the erosion of parental rights over their progeny. That itself is simply another link in the chain being drawn around us to tie us down to government will. The government, through its sponsored agencies in the courts and the schools, agencies which rely on the government recognition of their power in order to thrive, is simply bent on taking the control of children from their moms and dads because they think, again, on their own authority, that they can do better than the people who care the most about their kids.
And we wonder why there are tea parties.
This type of arrogance must be checked. If we think we are paying a high price for increased government intrusion in our lives, imagine the bill being forced upon our children, not merely on their pocketbooks, but on their intellect.