My friend Sprittibee forwarded the link to Parade Magazine's article "Intelligence Report," where they are polling readers on whether we think a teaching certificate should be required to teach kids at home.
Here's a particularly irksome quote from the article:
If upheld, the California ruling will send shock waves nationwide,” says Richard Kahlenberg, the author of a number of books on education. He says the case “pits those who believe parental rights are paramount against those who place a premium on well-educated citizens.”
I don't know this clown, Kahlenberg, but his spin is dizzying. So, it's either parental rights or well-educated citizens? The author of a number of books on education seems to have completely ignored statistics and more statistics showing homeschooled kids ARE the well-educated citizens.
You can read the article and take the poll here.
My answer? NO, but thanks for asking.