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Not Wanted: German Homeschoolers

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Romeike Rehearing – PURCELLVILLE, Va., March 3, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — On the morning of March 3, 2014, the United States Supreme Court denied review in the appeal of Uwe and Hannelore Romeike after years of fighting for asylum in the American court system.

Liberty endangered

Right to homeschool in France to be curtailed – In France a liberty right, that has enabled parents to home educate their children there, is about to be removed. A pretext for the new law, that has already provoked public resistance, is allegedly poor „socialisation“ in the home.

Captives of the total school state

Court denies unschoolers freedom of movement – A family of unschoolers is not allowed to leave the country to enjoy freedom of education outside Germany: In order for them not to emigrate, a local court has now withdrawn important parts of the Christian parent’s custody.

Private school model cut short in court

No more lessons according to the ‚Urach Plan‘ – The administrative court of the German state of ‚Baden-Württemberg‘ in southern Germany recently banned a new pedagogical concept called „Urach Plan“ which provides for children to be schooled in their homes. The court ruling orders students affected by the decree from now on to go to a school controlled by the state.

U.S.-Home Schooling on the increase

Outstanding growth in popularity – The number of children being homeschooled in America has increased by 75 percent over the past 14 years in all states, according to a report in the online journal Education News. – article by Dave Bohon in…

Jail sentence for homeschooling

Court hearing a formality – A family of eleven who have been homeschooling for some twenty years are about to finally be done in – if everything goes according to the authorities’ will. In order to finally shut down their…

Fighting Germany’s home school ban

article by Michael Mallie – Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their six children fled Germany in 2008 to seek asylum in the United States so they could home-school their children. Adolf Hitler had banned home schooling in 1938 and the law…

Eric Holder’s persecution of German homeschoolers

article by Janeen Capizola – Radio host Glenn Beck has pledged $50,000 to the legal defense fund of a German Evangelical Christian family the Obama administration is trying to deport after they fled Germany to the U.S. for the freedom to homeschool their six children. Beck promised…

Homeschooling in the U.S. endangered?

Increased media coverage on German Asylum case – The modern homestead of homeschooling is pricking up its ears: Ever more often American media reports warn openly about the Obama government wanting to cut down on freedom of education in the…

German homeschoolers fight for asylum

– article by Sam Bollier – Home education is forbidden in the EU’s largest country, and parents who do so can be fined and in some cases jailed. Asylum seekers: the term conjures up images of desperate families fleeing impoverished, war-torn…

Obama Bid to Deport Homeschool Refugees

– article by Alex Newman – Homeschooling advocates are up in arms after Obama’s Justice Department, led by disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder, claimed that a ban on home education was not a violation of fundamental human rights and that, as such, the ruthlessly persecuted Romeike family should be deported…

Christian homeschoolers fighting deportation

– article by Mary Reichard, WORLD – A family homeschooling safely in rural Tennessee may be forced to return to their native Germany, where the parents likely face huge fines and criminal penalties, and could lose custody of their five…

Home-schoolers denied asylum

German asylum-seekers facing deportation from NZ – The following is a news article taken from ‚stuff.co.nz‚ whose author Ben Heather reports about the German homeschool family Schöneich’s appeal for refugee status finally having been rejected by the New Zealand authorities.…

School authorities missing out

Political considerations paramount – A comprehensive school in North Hessia turned down a homeschooled student who had wanted to be accepted into graduating class. The very same school authorities then applied for punishing the boy for not going to school.…

Homeschooling Leaders Unveil Historic Declaration

This excerpt of an article is taken from THE NEW AMERICAN by kind permission of its author: Leaders in the homeschooling movement from some two dozen countries signed a historic document dubbed the “Berlin Declaration” on November 3, demanding that…

Forced schooling a violation of parental rights

In Germany a strong wind of state-run intolerance against its citizens is blowing. This shows not least in the judicial persecution of homeschooling. The disproportionate punishing of parents who keep their children away from certain school-educational content is among this…

Last resort of the constitutional state

Once again a family judge in Germany has removed parental custody from parents who homeschool their children instead of sending them to conventional school. While the judge used the state’s educational mandate as main argument, the parents concerned insisted on…

Overcoming world-view apartheid

An allegation often thrown at German opponents of homeschooling is that they are unwilling to look beyond their own noses. Sad to say, this applies to the German homeschooling scene as well. As long as our homeschoolers don’t realise that…

Anti-homeschooling media sabre-rattling

A vivid example of how boldly our media are able to mess about with the public has been given by the „Tagesspiegel“. The Berlin daily newspaper is distorting a judicial defeat for homeschoolers at the EU-commission in Brussels in a…

Boy (15) punished for homeschooling

A 15-year-old has been ordered to pay a fine of 75 US-Dollars by the authorities in the German state of Hessia for not going to school. The youth, who had tried in vain to be accepted into a final class in…

Pope Promotes Homeschooling

Vatican criticises state indoctrination of children – You may be thinking about the Catholic Church whatever you want to: you may dislike their doctrine, despise their rites and hold their representatives to be a band of religious showmen.  But beginning…