Friday, April 04, 2008

Parental Rights to Home School Children

Yesterday, Representative Howard McKeon (R-CA) introduced H. Res. 1076, which supports parental rights in education, including the rights of parents to home school their children.

The Resolution notes that the initial decision of the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District in Los Angeles, California, on February 28, 2008, would have had an adverse impact on approximately 166,000 children who are currently being home schooled in that state. Further, the House commends the California court for allowing a rehearing of this matter and calls upon the court to uphold United States Supreme Court precedent which recognizes the fundamental and constitutional rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children.

This Resolution has 32 co-sponsors and was referred the House Committee on the Judiciary. The full text of the Resolution can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov by typing H.Res. 1076 into the bill search box.

Please contact members of the House and urge them to vote for this important Resolution that supports the rights of parents to home school their children.