Thursday, March 6, 2008

400-408Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family (, on the California court ruling that will end homeschooling for non-licensed parents.  On tomorrow's Focus show, Dr. Dobson will interview Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
Here's the PDF of the 2nd Appellate Court's ruling.  Justice H. Walter Croskey of California's Second District Court of Appeals wrote the opinion, signed by the other two appellate justices Klein and Kitching.  Quotes from the ruling:
"Parents do not have a constitutional right to home school their children."
"It is clear to us that enrollment and attendance in a public full-time day school is required by California law for minor children unless (1) the child is enrolled in a private full-time day school and actually attends that private school, (2) the child is tutored by a person holding a valid state teaching credential for the grade being taught, or (3) one of the other few statutory exemptions to compulsory public school attendance (Ed. Code, § 48220 et seq.) applies to the child.  Because the parents in this case have not demonstrated that any of these exemptions apply to their children, we will grant the petition for extraordinary writ."
"Turner, supra, 121 Cal.App.2d Supp. at p. 868-869; accord Shinn, supra, 195 Cal.App.2d, at p. 694, where the court stated that "[h]ome education, regardless of its worth, is not the legal equivalent of attendance in school in the absence of instruction by qualified private tutors."
"Nor is there importance to Mr. Neven's statement, in a letter to the Lynwood Unified School District, that Sunland Christian School "has been evaluated by both Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education to be in compliance with state laws.  Such representation does not constitute a statement that the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education knowingly gave their stamp of approval to children being deprived of an education in a public or private full-time day school setting, or by a credentialed tutor, through the ruse of enrolling them in a private school and then letting them stay home and be taught by a non-credentialed parent.  Although Mr. Neven reported to the Lynwood Unified School District that he makes visits to the parents' home about four times a year, and although some of the children in the family reported to the Department of Children and Family Services social worker that they were given tests at the end of some school years and they took the tests at the Sunland Christian School, the fact remains that the children are taught at home by a non-credentialed person."
"The dependency court should exercise the authority, granted to it by Welfare and Institutions Code sections 361, subdivision (a), and 362, subdivision (d), to order the parents to comply with the Education Code.  Upon remand, absent any legal ground for not doing so, the court must order the parents to (1) enroll their children in a public full-time day school, or a legally qualified private full-time day school and (2) see to it that the children receive their education in such school.  Given the history of this family, which we need not discuss here, permitting the parents to educate the children at home by means of a credentialed tutor would likely pose too many difficulties for the tutor.  Further, the court should not permit the children to be enrolled in the Sunland Christian School because that school was willing to participate in the deprivation of the children's right to a legal education."
413-423Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (, on the homeschool decision.
• PJI, Home Schooling Found Unlawful by California Court of Appeal.  916-857-6900  direct to their attorney's.
In a stunning decision affecting thousands of families in California, the California Court of Appeal has issued an opinion finding no legal right to home school. "Parents who fail to [comply with school enrollment laws] may be subject to a criminal complaint against them, found guilty of an infraction, and subject to imposition of fines or an order to complete a parent education and counseling program," wrote Justice H. Walter Croskey whose opinion was joined by the other two members of the appellate panel. The opinion was issued February 28, 2008, in a case titled In re Rachel L., which reversed a Superior Court Judge, Stephen Marpet, who found that "parents have a constitutional right to school their children in their own home."
428-437Brad Dacus,
458-508Henry Louis Gates Jr., aka "Skip," chairman of the African American Studies Department at Harvard University (, on some of the accomplishments of African Americans throughout U.S. history that you've likely never heard about.  He's authored seven books on African American issues and his next entitled In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past, will be out in October.  To submit a story, email the professor at
523 – [2:00] Don Rohde (818) 262-2092.  For the past 34 years, Don has been a sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 18 consecutive years.  Galpin has been family-owned and operated for the past 59 years, and 90% of their business is repeat or referral.  Galpin offers Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Saturn, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.  Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405.
528-539 Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (, is out next week with his new book that he did with Bishop Harry Jackson entitled Personal Faith, Public Policy, we get his take on marriage, SB-777, homeschooling, and the election.
•• Protect Marriage at  DO NOT download and sign the petitions your self, the opposition will seek to invalidate your form because you may, for example, change the font or the font size, or print it on the wrong sized paper, etc.  INSTEAD, have protectmarriage send you or stop by and pick up a petition at a distribution center so that your submission doesn't get invalidated.  We only have until the first week of April!
539 – [1:30] The Money Guys Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor at Applied Financial, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL.
544-554(:34) Author of former vampire novels now turned Christian talks about being a Jesus freak with Good Morning America's Chris Connelly on 3/6/08.
(:45) Anne Rice talks to Connelly about her stance on gay marriage.
(:51) Anne talks about the possibility of writing one more book- which would have to be a Christian book.
558-608Jack Hibbs, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills (, is hosting a pastor's conference next Wednesday March 12th at 9:30am to mobilize the church to sign the petition to protect marriage at ( For more information call (909) 393-7100.
612-623Hugh Ross, President and Co-Founder of Reasons To Believe (, is out with his latest Lights in the Sky & Little Green Men: A Rational Christian Look at UFO's and Extraterrestrials, and we ask him about it.  He says nearly every person who reports an encounter, sighting, or experience with a UFO all share one thing in common:  past experience with the occult.  Non-physical reality is real, think of the members of the Trinity, angels, and demons.  We are not alone.
628-639Hugh Ross,
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McKay Hatch, founder of the 50-member South Pasadena High School's No Cussing Club (
• AP, No Swearing in South Pasadena This Week.  14-year old McKay Hatch, the founder of South Pasadena High School's No Cussing Club.
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