California – June 2008 Interview with Debbie Schwarzer
On February 29th, a headline from World Net Daily read: Judge orders homeschoolers into government education. The article was in response to a case that involved alleged abuse and the court document In re Rachel L that the appellate court had published the day before. Although they were ruling on this one case, the ruling declared that California homeschoolers needed to be ‘certified teachers’ to legally homeschool. California homeschoolers acknowledged that the ruling could potentially affect homeschooling in their state, but they asked everyone to remain calm. At that time, Debbie Schwarzer, homeschool Mom, attorney and HSC Legal Team Co-chair spoke to me in an interview that I did for Home Education Magazine to explain why California homeschoolers were remaining calm.
On March 25th, the ruling was vacated and the California Court of Appeal granted a rehearing, scheduled for June 23, 2008.
Debbie Schwarzer will be at the rehearing and she spoke to me by phone again to bring us up to date. You can listen to our interview by clicking on this button below: [display_podcast].