The following article’s webpage has two interesting news videos of a homeschooling family and an unschooling family. Most of the article is about the families’ homeschooling, but the tail end goes back to the in Re Rachel L. appellate court decision.
Another interesting aspect is the perception that cooperation between homeschooling families whose homeschooling focus is either religious or mainstream is “rare.” ‘In the beginning’ of homeschooling’s resurgence, this wasn’t the case.
Defending home-style ABCs: Religious and secular families unite over legal battle on credentials, 3 April 2008, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California
The February court decision is not being enforced pending appeals. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed last week to rehear the case in June, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pledged to support new legislation allowing home schooling if the decision is not reversed. Meanwhile, the ruling has forged a rare alliance of religious and secular home schoolers.
The distance between many conservative Protestant homeschoolers and mainstream homeschoolers came about in the early 1980s, grew with the emergence of statement of faith (sof) groups, and the political split has continued. Readers with an interest in the history of homeschooling can find various interpretations of events at:
- Homeschooling Freedoms at Risk, Home Education Magazine
- Who Stole Homeschooling?, Gentle Spirit Magazine
- Who Stole Homeschooling? and response from Cheryl Lindsay Seelhof (scroll down for letter and response), Letters to the Editor, Volume 5, Issue 2, The Link, Homeschool News Network,
- A Homeschooler’s History of Homeschooling, Part II, Gentle Spirit Magazine
- A Homeschooler’s History of Homeschooling, Part III, Gentle Spirit Magazine
- The Ravage of Homeschooling Through Exclusion by Religion, Raymond Moore
- Battling for the heart and soul of home-schoolers, 20 October 2000, Salon.com