A new court ruling categorizing homeschooling as "child welfare endangerment" contains "chilling" parallels to earlier decisions that in their time allowed German authorities to confiscate children from their parents if they were part of "fanatical Bible" groups, according to a homeschooling advocacy group.
Those earlier decisions, according to information being publicized by Netwerk Bildungsfreiheit, an organization that advocates for homeschoolers in Germany, were from the Nazi era.
As WND has reported, the newest court ruling not only found the basis for child endangerment in homeschooling, but also determined a local government was remiss in allowing a mother to take her two children to another country where homeschooling is legal....
Personally I don't subscribe to the novel Regulative Principle of Government. However, I am intrigued in your choice of moniker given your views on this issue. Are you being deliberately ironic?
Cambridge Dictionary of American English vigilante noun [C] a person who forces obedience to the law without legal authority to do so, or a member of a group that decides to force obedience to the law without official authority
Neil - thank you for your FYI's, always a source of pertinent information.
Vigilante wrote: According to: http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp Virginia falls into this category: "States with moderate regulation: State requires parents to send notification, test scores, and/or professional evaluation of student progress."
I thought that Dr. Clark from Germany mentioned, if you can get enough children together you can have your own private school, and what is taught there is pretty much up to the people who run the school?
I don't think the people in Nebraska have many complaints on the freedom of home schooling -- I think.
Vigilante wrote: Children can be violently snatched away right here in the US for any reason (but of course it'll always be a "well-intentioned" one - ha ha ha). See www.kidjacked.com And, is homeschooling really allowed in the US? According to what is supposed to be the "law," most of the so-called states require notification to Caesar and regulation.
Move to Virginia if you want no rules for homeschooling. that's where I live.
As for kids getting snatched away here, yes they can, but you can take certain precautions to ensure they don't. Like not allowing social worker freaks in your door for instance.
If you have schooling like you have in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints, you would want some state supervision. Remember if you give home-schooling to Christians you have to give it to Muslims, Mormons, Hindus, and Communists (and Nazis) also.
Ah, well, for you who are interested in home schooling in Nebraska,