In February, the court, in a child protection hearing, ruled that parents must have a teaching credential to home school their children. The irony of the ruling being that private school teachers, in California, are not required to have a teaching credential. Score 1 for home schools.
Governor Schwarzenegger, who had sided with the home schoolers, praised the decision. Even Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction admitted that home schools have a place in California education.
"As head of California's public school system, it would be my wish that all children attend public school, but I understand that a traditional public school environment may not be the right setting for each and every child."According to the Home School Legal Defense Association (the only resource I could find on the topic), home schools out-perform public schools by 30 or more percentage points.
See the LA Times article.