The California Court of Appeal granted a motion on March 25 to re-hear the Rachel L. case. The granting of this motion means that the controversial February 28 ruling has been “vacated.” In other words, it has been rendered no longer binding. In that ruling, Justice H. Walter Croskey had written:
“California courts have held that under provisions in the Education Code, parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children.”
This resulted in widespread outrage in the homeschooling movement and assurances from Governor Schwarzenegger that homeschooling privileges would not be comprised. The re-hearing of the case will occur in June, and written arguments from state and local education officials as well as teachers’ unions have been invited.
The news report from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Related: My previous post on this topic.