What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, March 07, 2008

Sign on the dotted line

It isn't often that these virtual pages are filled with anything of real import; it is easier, more fun and less time-consuming to just slather it with photos and snippets of daily life.

But this is an exception to the rule, and I hope that, as it is an uncommon sight around here, you will agree that it is something that is VERY important.

CA just declared it illegal to homeschool your children without first having a teaching certificate. Not many homeschool Mothers have these, and so many families would be affected by this decision.
Regardless of your views on homeschooling, the government has overstepped their bounds and has given themselves more power over the individual than they ought to have.

Please consider signing this petition-and then have your spouse, friends, and family sign it too.

Perhaps the notion has crossed your mind that since you don't live in CA, this won't affect you or that since you don't homeschool-why bother? I'll tell you why.

1) If it can happen in one state, ANY State can become vulnerable.

2) Even if you don't homeschool, who is to say the government won't then place other outrageous stipulations on the family in other areas.

3) If you are unfamiliar with the statistics of homeschooling-then read up on them and you'll find that even without teaching certificates-parents are making STRONG headway in the education of their children. If you want to research homeschooling more, ask and I will give you some great resources.

4) Even if you don't live in CA, you don't Homeschool, and this DOESN'T affect you in any way: Think of these poor families who are convicted about educating their children and who have done so for years-and now have to throw their children out of their homes and into school. Think of how this will disrupt the parents' lives, the childrens' lives, and how it will just tear them up. For that reason alone-you ought to sign that petition.


Here is the petition.

Here is the report.
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