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Certifying Parents
Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/22/08

Posted on 03/22/2008 8:02:47 AM PDT by captjanaway

In the annals of judicial imperialism, we have arrived at a strange new chapter. A California court ruled this month that parents cannot "home school" their children without government certification. No teaching credential, no teaching. Parents "do not have a constitutional right to home school their children," wrote California appellate Justice Walter Croskey.

The 166,000 families in the state that now choose to educate their children at home must be stunned. But at least one political lobby likes the ruling. "We're happy," the California Teachers Association's Lloyd Porter told the San Francisco Chronicle. He says the union believes all students should be taught only by "credentialed" teachers, who will in due course belong to unions.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: angrywimmin; california; dumblegunner; education; hesdrunkagain; homeschool; mccain; mumblemutter; mykidsbetterthanyors; shesangryagain
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1 posted on 03/22/2008 8:02:47 AM PDT by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

The fact is that most people are dumb as posts and have no business trying to teach anything.


2 posted on 03/22/2008 8:04:51 AM PDT by humblegunner ()
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To: humblegunner

The fact is that most people are dumb as posts and have no business trying to teach anything.

that’s what government schools are for.


3 posted on 03/22/2008 8:06:03 AM PDT by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: captjanaway

It’s all about the money. California schools get money for everyday a child is in school. Has nothing to do with education. The courts have nothing to say about how a child gets educated.


4 posted on 03/22/2008 8:06:18 AM PDT by RC2
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To: tired1

government schools are why most people are “dumb as posts”


5 posted on 03/22/2008 8:07:19 AM PDT by LOC1
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To: LOC1

Combine that with the idea that most teachers were in school to go into a different career. When they couldn’t qualify for that, they turned to teaching. Look especially at men teachers. What was their major before entering a teachers career?


6 posted on 03/22/2008 8:10:31 AM PDT by RC2
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To: LOC1

I second that


7 posted on 03/22/2008 8:12:47 AM PDT by easternsky
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To: LOC1

government schools are why most people are “dumb as posts”

i used to believe that. now I’m convinced that most people are stupid,lazy or intentionally ignorant. it’s very depressing.


8 posted on 03/22/2008 8:13:38 AM PDT by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: tired1

THANKS TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WE ARE HEADED FOR ANOTHER DARK AGES.


9 posted on 03/22/2008 8:14:59 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: humblegunner
The fact is that most people are dumb as posts and have no business trying to teach anything.

True, but a teaching certificate does not make that dumb person any smarter. My wife has an ed degree. The classes she took were a joke.

10 posted on 03/22/2008 8:16:29 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: humblegunner
The fact is that most people are dumb as posts and have no business trying to teach anything.

That includes 90% of my kids' teachers.

-ccm

11 posted on 03/22/2008 8:16:37 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: humblegunner

All of the homeschooled children I have known are far and above public schooled children in terms of knowledge, maturity and social skills. (Their teachers must be doing something right.)


12 posted on 03/22/2008 8:19:50 AM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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All of the homeschooled children I have known are far and above public schooled children in terms of knowledge, maturity and social skills.

And that makes my public schooled kids the ditch diggers of the future, right?

Arrogant homeschool parents can go to hell.

13 posted on 03/22/2008 8:22:18 AM PDT by humblegunner ()
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To: tired1

Capital letters are your friends!


14 posted on 03/22/2008 8:23:29 AM PDT by mommadooo3 (Old concept in justice. If the law won't take care of it, it's just us.)
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To: humblegunner

Grouchy gunner! My kids go to public school too. Why the long face?


15 posted on 03/22/2008 8:24:31 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: mommadooo3

Capital letters are your friends!

THANKS! I’LL TRY TO REMEMBER.


16 posted on 03/22/2008 8:25:52 AM PDT by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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“do not have a constitutional right to home school their children”

Excuse me? Our rights don’t have to be spelled out in some legal document, they merely exist. The real issue is that the GOVERMENT does not have a constitutional right to be the sole provider of education to children.

This judge should be tarred and feathered. I’ve been watching too much John Adams on HBO.


17 posted on 03/22/2008 8:26:26 AM PDT by ruiner
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To: humblegunner
most people are dumb as posts

And for those people, there's always ed school.

18 posted on 03/22/2008 8:30:54 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Im gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whiteys I see...)
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To: humblegunner
Arrogant homeschool parents can go to hell.

Well, not only do I know a lot of homeschooled children, but I know a lot of their parents as well - and they've made great sacrifices to homeschool their children. Living on one income & doing without a lot of things, I might add that none of the ones I know are arrogant in any way. They work hard to do what they think is best for their children.

Homeschooled parents can "go to hell"??? That's a damn fine attitude you got there.

19 posted on 03/22/2008 8:31:44 AM PDT by alicewonders (I'm a conservative, and I'm hated by the GOP & the Dems - I must be doing something right!)
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To: humblegunner
Arrogant homeschool parents can go to hell.

Whoa! A bit sensitive on this issue, aren't you?

20 posted on 03/22/2008 8:33:07 AM PDT by dawn53
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