Whether or not you homeschool, please sign this petition!!!
Homeschooling was just ruled "illegal" in the state of California (see post below). Sure, it was just for 1 family but if the ruling stands and isn't overturned, it could possibly make homeschooling illegal for everyone in CA. As CA laws state it right now, a child between the ages of 6 and 18 must be in a full-time public or private insitution or be taught at home by a tutor with teaching credentials. And, as you've probably heard said, "As goes CA, so goes the rest of the nation". The Homeschool Legal Defense is pursuing this and that is who is doing the petition drive. You can read more about the ruling here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/07/MNJDVF0F1.DTL&tsp=1
It just makes me sick to my stomach. I do not want my children in a public school system in Ohio. Public schools are against what we stand for -- teaching that there IS a God, that He alone is Creator of the universe, and that marriage is a Godly institution between 1 man and 1 woman, just to name a few "issues". I am saddened at thinking about children in school in California, where teaching homosexuality as a "positive" lifestyle is now being taught as early as kindergarten, thanks to Gov. Schwarzenegger (State Bill 1441, as well as 777). I don't want my children being taught about sexual issues at the age of 5, do you?? Nathan at age 8 doesn't even know what homosexuality is!!! And, even sadder, religious organizations, such as private Christian schools, are not allowed any option under this bill, either -- condoning homosexuality (or bisexuality or transsexuality) must be taught as positive lifestyles.
Please help us protect our rights to homeschool and ensure that our children will have the same rights when they are married and have children. Sign this petition.