Court Ruling May Signal Changes For Homeschooling

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In Lynnwood, a couple with eight children was referred to County protective services on various allegations including claims of physical abuse. Phillip and Mary Long were also home-schooling their children, and a lawyer appointed to represent two of the kids asked that they be required to attend public school, where their well-being could be monitored. A Superior court turned that down, but an appellate court over-ruled, going beyond that to decide that parents who home-school must have teaching credentials. That ruling is now being appealed to the State Supreme Court.



  • Martin Forte - Co-founder, Excellence in Education
  • Luis Huerta - Professor of Public Policy and Education at Columbia University


Warren Olney