The Fourth Circuit disagreed, holding that although
the plaintiffs' proposed use is afforded First Amendment protection ... We also conclude ... that the Board's exclusion of the plaintiffs from the community centers, which we classify as limited public fora, is viewpoint-neutral and reasonable in light of the purpose of the centers. It is reasonable for the Board to limit use of the community centers to recreational and community enrichment activities, and formal private education is not a use that is consistent with those purposes. We conclude that Calvert County's exclusion of the plaintiffs' proposed uses does not violate the plaintiffs' right to free speech or to equal protection under the First or Fourteenth Amendments. We affirm the order of the district court....although under different reasoning.I always thought the idea of homeschooling was to teach the kids at home. Why should you expect to be granted the use of a government building to conduct homeschooling of your children? The government has already invested millions of dollars in school buildings for that exact purpose. The court here recognized that it was reasonable for the county to prohibit schooling activities in these community centers. The restriction is content-neutral in that it does not attempt to decide what can be taught or learned. It is a blanket prohibition. Therefore it survives First Amendment scrutiny, in the opinion of the court.