Kategorie: News

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the country to enjoy freedom of education outside Germany: In order for them not to emigrate, a local court has now withdrawn important parts of the Christian parent’s custody.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.

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…

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.…

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…

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…