In light of recent school shootings, walk-outs to protest the handling of sexual harassment, and an upcoming lawsuit by a student who was drugged and gang-raped and then asked by officials to leave school until talk of the rape “blew over” – you might think that California’s government has enough on its hands, just trying to keep kids in our public schools safe.

But you’d be wrong. Or, at least, you’d be mistaken to assume busy-body California Assembly legislators would see it that way. The recently introduced Assembly Bills 2756 and 2926 are cases in point.

This first, AB 2756, requires fire marshals to perform in-home inspections of home-schoolers every year, implying that somehow home-educators are less fire-safe than other individuals. This is, of course, egregiously discriminatory on its face. But wait. The second one is even worse!

With AB 2926, Assembly Member Susan Eggman proposes forming an appointed committee to “investigate” homeschooling. The “instruction” committee would subsequently share its findings so that the California legislature might consider how best to regulate those families.