War on Homeschooling – War on Freedom

I just read a distressing article at wnd.com about Swedish authorities storming an airplane commando style to take Dominic Johansson from his parents. The reason? Apparently because he was homeschooled!

Here is a quote from the article:

Annie and Dominic Johansson

“‘Any nation that severely restricts the ability of parents to choose alternative forms of education, including home education, in the name of creating national unity, cannot call itself a free nation. Freedom necessarily requires the individual to have the liberty to think differently and believe differently than programs instituted by the current rulers of any nation. Educational freedom is the cornerstone for all freedom of thought and conscience,’ he [Michael Farris] said.”  [Read More]

Persecution in Germany?

From HSLDA.org:

According to Staff Attorney Michael P. Donnelly, HSLDA’s contact attorney for Germany, “German homeschoolers, of which there are few because of the persecution, are fined thousands of dollars, sent to prison or have the custody of their children taken away. Many of these families have fled Germany when threatened with the custody of their children. Some have told me that they are willing to go to jail for their beliefs if they have to, but they will not allow the state to take their children. This year alone nearly a dozen families have fled this in the face of this harsh persecution.”

Such persecution is becoming increasingly commonplace. In July of this year, homeschooling parents Rosemary and Juergen Dudek were each sentenced to 90 days in prison for homeschooling. They are appealing. Another family, the Gorbers, had their children viciously taken from their home in a raid in January. However, a family court judge on November 12 finally issued an order restoring custody to the family on the condition that the children attend public school and that the youngest son be enrolled in a playgroup.  [Read More]

Are you brand new to homeschooling?

Education Gestapo

From HSLDA.org:

…the Smiths declined the assessments, and relied on HSLDA to take care of the rest.

Klicka sent the social worker a letter outlining all the ways in which she had broken the law:

1. By entering the home and interviewing the children through intimidation;
2. By not letting them know the allegations at the initial visit; and
3. By interviewing children whom the allegations did not concern.

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