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Jonathan L. v. Superior Court
California Court of Appeal
165 Cal. App. 4th 1074 (Cal. Ct. App. 2008)
Counsel for Jonathan L. and another child involved in a dependency proceeding (plaintiffs) sought an order requiring the children to attend school instead of being homeschooled by their mother. The trial court refused because California recognizes parents’ right to homeschool. The appellate court reversed, construing California’s education laws as imposing significant procedural barriers to homeschooling. As the case was highly publicized, with multiple intervenors, the court granted rehearing to reconsider.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Croskey, J.)
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