Good grief. http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/4727161/ These 3 kids (ages 10, 11, 12) tested two years above the state level. Much of the curriculum was Christian-based. The judge (a real piece of work, sounds like) indicated it "wasn't about religion," but then said that religion was the "root of the problem" at another point. Someone asked in another thread why we even worry about nutty decisions by our government...this is why. If we're not diligent...a couple of rulings like this, that get upheld...and you will no longer have the right to educate your kids. If this judge is elected, he should lose his job next election. It is likely that the force behind this "ruling" (it's too stupid to be called such, but I'll use the proper term) is the teachers' union, or the state department of education (maybe both). They realize they are getting their pasty white rumps kicked by homeschoolers as a whole. In addition, these students not being in their classroom translates into several thousand dollars they don't get. Sad, it is... I hope this idiotic ruling gets overturned.