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Quote from: David Icke Bot on May 04, 2018, 03:57:41 AMthenewamerican.comhttp://www.thenewamerican.com/Homeschoolers Turn Out in Droves to Defeat Intrusive California Billhttp://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/28952-homeschoolers-turn-out-in-droves-to-defeat-intrusive-california-bill'Don't mess with homeschoolers: That's the lesson California lawmakers, like their counterparts in Hawaii, learned last week when hundreds of homeschoolers and their allies descended upon Sacramento in opposition to intrusive legislation — and won.At issue was a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jose Medina, a Democrat, that "would have categorized the type of school on a form filed by private educators. One of the categories was homeschools. The state considers homeschools as private schools when it comes to state regulation," reported GVWire.According to The Desert Review, Medina's bill originally would have required local fire marshals to inspect the abodes of homeschooling families, a provision that was deleted in part because "firefighters objected to this sweeping new job requirement." Then the bill was amended to "mandate state disclosure of the names and addresses of homeschool families." Opposition continued to mount, and just before last Wednesday's education committee hearing on the bill, Medina removed that provision, though he "insisted that the state needed to gather more data on homeschoolers." Spam_A Spam_B Homeschoolers prefer their privacy, however, so they trekked to Sacramento to inform their elected representatives. According to GVWire, "lines to speak wrapped around two floors of the Capitol and out the door." The Desert Review noted that the bill's "opponents included a number of professionals, state-credentialed teachers, and self-described progressives and liberal Democrats." Over the course of three hours, nearly 1,000 people told the committee in no uncertain terms to kill the bill. Only two people spoke in favor of it.Medina claims he was motivated to introduce the legislation by the case of David and Louise Turpin, constituents of his who are accused of holding their 13 children captive and torturing them, claiming they were homeschooling the children. "When the Turpin case happened," he said, "I, like many others in my district ... looked in the law, looked for what may have been able to be done to avoid that incident."'Read More : Homeschoolers Turn Out in Droves to Defeat Intrusive California BillIckeLast Edit by Palmerston