Home schooling thrives with current guidelines, 10 June 2008, Modesto Bee, Modesto, California
When a child reported physical and emotional mistreatment at home, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services investigated. As part of the inquiry, officials found that the children were being home- schooled by the mother through an independent study arrangement with a private school. They asked the courts to order that the children be enrolled in and attend a public or private school.
The court noted that nothing in the Education Code “provides for parents teaching their children by ‘independent study’ through private schools.” And that is the position of the California Department of Education as well. The law does not address the mother’s “independent study” arrangement with Sunland Christian School.