Currently, we are leading a diverse team of organizations to urge the California Court of Appeals to protect the rights of homeschooling families in the
For the past 20 years, homeschooling children have been exempt from compulsory public school attendance under the
We at the American Center for Law and Justice, along with Western Center for Law & Policy, American Civil Rights Union, Christian Leaders, and Jewish Homeschoolers of Napa and Sonoma Counties, have filed an amicus brief in the case. The brief argues that the right of parents to homeschool their children is derived from both the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment. As such, the California Court of Appeals must find that the
Parents have a right to protect their children from forced government indoctrination, said Jacqueline Michelle Schaffer, an attorney with the ACLJ. They also have a right to direct the religious upbringing and education of their children. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees these rights to every American.
We will keep you updated on this case as it progresses.