The California courts have come down hard on home schooling families in the state. A new appellate ruling means parents who teach their kids may be breaking the law.
Luis Huerta of Columbia University says religious belief remains the top reason for going the home schooling route, but there's also a sizable "unschooling" movement. Not to mention people who end up home schooling kids who for whatever reason are a tough fit with the system (been there, years back -- not fun). No one knows how many people in California or elsewhere could be affected by the court ruling.
In some cases, "if they chose to home school, they've chosen not to report to the state," Huerta says.
Report to us, please. Ever considered the home school route?
Full read: California home schoolers get the heave-ho.