"California courts have held that ... parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children," Justice H. Walter Croskey said in the 3-0 ruling issued on Feb. 28. "Parents have a legal duty to see to their children’s schooling under the provisions of these laws."
It has been understood since Ancient Greece that the purpose of public instruction is to mold children into the type of adults most likely to serve the interests of the state. The policymakers in the U.S. who are molding our children understand the value of state education, which is why more than half of budgets from the several states are thrown into "education"—and why the more money states throw at education, the less educated children become. It does, however, illustrate the height of arrogance when the state comes right out and admits that the function of schools is to entrain loyalty to the state among its children and parents do not have a right to homeschool their own sons and daughters.