Lifesite News reports on California court's 'change of heart':
"The California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District ruled Friday that 'California statutes permit home schooling as a species of private school education,' effectively vacating its February 28 ruling that shocked homeschooling families in that state and across the nation.
The February ruling effectively would have reclassified an estimated 166,000 children as truants. The appellate court had decided California's compulsory education law required parents without certified teaching credentials to pack their six to eighteen year-old children off to a full-time public or private school or face legal penalties.
After enormous public outcry from homeschool advocacy groups and many others, including Governor Schwarzenegger himself, the Court agreed in March to reconsider the case, and invited interested parties to file amicus briefs in a new hearing.
The same three judge panel has now concluded, 'California statutes permit home schooling as a species of private school education' and adds the law does not require homeschooling parents to possess teaching certificates."
Now, if only Germany was teaching history a bit better, they might avoid repeating past 'mistakes' and allow a little freedom for parents hoping to avoid gov't social engineering and propaganda...