Sunday, January 20, 2008

Homeschooling in Germany

So, being a German by adoption, I pay a bißen wee bit of attention when Germany comes in the news. Of course, being a homeschooler, I pay LOTS of attention anytime that hits the news.

About a year ago I read about a homeschooling family in Germany that was being forced to quit homeschooling because it was against the law. Then there was a story on CBN a few months ago about a homeschooled child who was taken from her parents and put into a mental institution because she apparently has "school phobia" and "demonstrates loyalty towards her father and unconditional solidarity with her family." OH MY GOODNESS!!! Not loyalty towards her father and unconditional solidarity with her family!!! It's okay to be punk and pierce everything and tattoo everything (I know because I've been there) but DON'T YOU DARE love your father and family!

Now here is a new article about how Germany is creating refugees by outlawing homeschooling. Here is the law that Germany is trying to pass this year.

Now I know in the natural there is not much we can do. However, I believe in intercession and I believe if we put our prayers to it we can change things over there and help our fellow homeschoolers be able to stay in their homes and country. Please join me in praying for not only the homeschoolers but the lawmakers in Germany.


ComfyDenim said...

I'm almost afraid to click the link.
thanks for posting these...we should be aware of stuff like this. This is what the "Socialists" of our country to want to do...create a society of children that are dependent on the government. in other words, lemmings. So it's interesting that the news reports a child would be loyal to the parental unit. That's not what they've created elsewhere.
I remember an HSLDA e-mail about e-mailing someone...I wonder if it's still valid.

Kinderlehrer said...

Thanks for including a link to Educating Germany, Kahri!

I believe that we can all help support and change the law and its interpretation in Germany, wherever we are in the world.

There is hardly a week that goes by when I don't find the events that are unfolding unbelievable.

You will find various campaigns and initiatives (in English) on the site including, where possible, updates on persecuted families.