As we’ve recently reported, elections have consequences. Since California’s Recall was decided, Governor Newsom has taken bold, if not reckless, action affecting the well-being of our children.
First, Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1184, a bill sponsored by Planned Parenthood affiliates that prohibits insurance companies from notifying its policyholders, meaning parents, of what the law calls “sensitive” services provided to their minor children over the age of 12. These services include things like: “mental or behavioral health, sexual and reproductive health (i.e., abortions), sexually transmitted infections, substance use disorder, gender affirming care (i.e., puberty blockers, sex-change hormones and surgery), and intimate partner violence.”
Imagine first learning that your teenaged daughter is undergoing sex change therapy, facilitated by your local public school, by opening the mail one day and getting the bill. Thank you Governor.
Next up, Governor Newsom ordered that all public-school students be vaccinated if they want to attend school in-person. The requirement kicks in for students in 7th through 12th grades as soon as the FDA grants vaccine approval for these ages, expected shortly after the new year. Vaccinations for younger children, starting with Kindergartners, will likely come in the Spring.
But that’s not all. Unless the Governor vetoes it, Critical Race Theory will soon become mandatory for students to graduate from high school thanks to Assembly Bill 101.
All to say, the public-schools are becoming even more dangerous places to the physical, moral and spiritual welfare of our children. No small feat given the Triple Threat (Comprehensive Sexuality Education + Critical Race Theory + Historical Revisionism) already leveled against our kids in California’s public schools, all 6.2M of them.
Worse, and adding insult to injury, is the riposte from the Justices in Fields v. Palmdale School District to parents still under the sad illusion that they have some control of what happens to their publicly educated children. To this the Court said:
“The Meyers-Pierce right (to control the upbringing of a child) does not extend beyond the threshold of the school door.”
Is it time to consider an alternative to the public schools? It’s past time. And for increasing numbers of parents who cannot afford private school tuition, homeschooling offers the best option to protect their children against the ever-expanding depredations of the public school system.
If you’ve never considered the homeschooling alternative, or perhaps have but would like to know more, we invite you to watch our 30-minute video, The Homeschooling Option. As they say, “nothing ventured – nothing gained.”