The funny part of the above story is that the children tested above their grade levels by 2 years and that the mother moved into a home school schedule because the children were not doing as well as she hoped at the local public schools!!
The Judge acknowledges that he was putting his judgement in place of the mother.This is in spite of the recent ruling by a California court recognising homeschooling as a form of private school. Their ruling states that "Parents possess a constitutional liberty interest in directing the education of their children, but the right must yield to state interests in certain circumstances."
So there...if it can happen to her, it can happen to anybody. Can you believe this? You have lost your constitutional right to make educational choices for your children. Where is this country heading?