The German government, in a throwback to its National Socialist Workers Party heritage, has declared war on homeschool families, promising to bring those with banned "religious convictions" into alignment with the state regulations.
The word comes through the Netz-Bildung Freiheit (Net-Education Freedom) organization in Germany, a coalition of efforts lobbying on behalf of the constitutional right of German parents to have their children's education "conform" to their own religious and philosophical convictions.
The report's English translation on the Homeschoolblogger.com website includes a very clear declaration, with a followup threat....
Jim, You have mentioned race with regard to homeschooling before on SermonAudio. Why would a particular race be excluded from homeschooling? Who or what would possibly exclude a race of people in the United States from being able to educate their children at home?
This is what happens when you have a government that makes it a crime to speak your belief that the holocaust was not as portrayed in the popular media. The same people who restrict free speach deemed offensive to Jews have no problem attempting to restrict Christians from raising their children in a belief system accused by Jews of fostering anti-Semitism.
I do not want anything more put into the United States Constitution! It's cluttered up enough as it is! They can put back the Volstead Act, but other than that, no! I don't know what can be done about the German and European problem, but if American home schoolers want to avoid being persecuted by the government, which does seem to be quite lenient to them. To avoid any possible persecution by the government here is to make sure their children are getting a high-grade education, they are not being isolated from the outside world entirely, like children of polygamists, and they make sure that home schooling is available to all races.
In the Lincoln, Nebraska, area, Robin can help those people who wish to home school, and how it is done by many at Indian Hills Community Church. Robin is part of the support staff at IHCC. [email protected] I would think even in Europe where there are enough Evangelicals they can band together and have their own Christian schools, which should satisfy the government's requirements. This I will admit is not a perfect answer to those who want to home school in Europe.