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Forced schooling violation of parental rights | DER BLAUE BRIEF

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In Germany a strong wind of state-run intolerance against its citizens is blowing. This shows not least in the judicial persecution of homeschooling. The disproportionate punishing of parents who keep their children away from certain school-educational content is among this as well.

The state-practised ban on homeschooling is paramount in a petition on human rights violations which the “Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians” handed in at the United Nations beginning of October.

Position number two in the “Shadow Report on Germany” is reserved for the exceptionless compulsion to have your children “sex educated” at German schools. Forced onto parents by penalty this is another kind of human rights violation which the non-government-organisation is bringing to the attention of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

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School authorities missing out | DER BLAUE BRIEF

School authorities missing out | DER BLAUE BRIEF | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it
Political considerations have led a comprehensive school to turn down a homeschooled student who had wanted to be accepted into graduating class. Subsequently the school authorities applied for punishing the boy for not going to school. A district judge has now ended the legal dispute on short notice.
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Judge: Homeschooling “Damages” Kids - Home School Legal Defense Association

Home School Legal Defense AssociationJudge: Homeschooling “Damages” KidsHome School Legal Defense AssociationAlthough the threat of a custody action hangs over the Dudeks, who have met with their local Jugendamt office, to this point in their case...
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BREAKTHROUGH in International Homeschooling Freedom

http://www.ghec2012.org DONATE: http://www.ghec2012.org/cms/content/become-sponsor Americans enjoy an almost unparalleled level of freedom when compared to v...
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Blog Smith: 'OUR RIGHTS COME FROM NATURE AND GOD, NOT ...

Blog Smith: 'OUR RIGHTS COME FROM NATURE AND GOD, NOT ... | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it
Ryan followed up his Lockean statement by adding: “This idea is founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination and government by consent of the governed. .....
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Back to School Homeschool Style

Back to School Homeschool Style | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it
Natural learning in the home is an alternative to childcare and traditional schools.
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The revolution will be homeschooled

The revolution will be homeschooled | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it
The mainstream education community has strong concerns about quality control, and homeschool families contend with lingering stereotypes in the public mindset.

 

A WONDERFUL, balanced article for anyone who now has or has ever had any doubts about homeschooling. Filled with wonderful stories, success and otherwise, of homeschool families who made the choice that was right for them.


Via Susan Critelli
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School of coercion – the price is too high! | DER BLAUE BRIEF

School of coercion – the price is too high! | DER BLAUE BRIEF | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it

For most people in our country having to go to school appears to be a law of nature. It would never come to your mind to dispute something like that. No young person in Germany can elude the bondage for years on end of having to be at a certain place together with others of a certain age, dealing with certain teaching an learning content.

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About GHEC 2012 | ghec2012.org

About GHEC 2012 | ghec2012.org | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it

Why a Global Conference on Home Education?

Just as in previous historical social shifts, misconceptions are easily born. Today home education is legal in most democratic countries, but not yet all. Home education needs to state to the world that it is a form of learning whose time has come as a valid form of basic education among others. That is what the Global Home Education Conference (GHEC) 2012 intends to do.

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Laws don't just pop up out of the blue | DER BLAUE BRIEF

Laws don't just pop up out of the blue | DER BLAUE BRIEF | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it

Who has to be punished in what way because his children don’t sit in a classroom? The law for that offence hasn’t been around all the time.

Illustrious, enlightened personalities of modern times are often pointed to as initiators of compulsory schooling by advocates of state school. Certainly their aim has solely been to advance reading, writing and algebra for all. That’s quite nice.One senior civil-servant even alleges Martin Luther to be the inventor of forced schooling. That’s rather cynical.

From a paedagogical and law-historical perspective there is no doubt who is lurking behind all this: A certain Adolf Hitler.

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In Berlin, Global Homeschooling Leaders Unveil Historic Declaration | DER BLAUE BRIEF

In Berlin, Global Homeschooling Leaders Unveil Historic Declaration | DER BLAUE BRIEF | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it
This excerpt of an article is taken from THE NEW AMERICAN by kind permission of its author:

Leaders in the homeschooling movement from some two dozen countries signed a historic document dubbed the “Berlin Declaration” on November 3, demanding that governments around the world respect families and the fundamental human right to home education while slamming authorities in places like Germany and Sweden that ruthlessly persecute homeschoolers. ...
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Judge suspends fine against 16-year old | DER BLAUE BRIEF

Judge suspends fine against 16-year old | DER BLAUE BRIEF | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it
The following is a translation of a news article from a German daily. We felt it was necessary to supply it. Although the journalist did leave out important facts, it is of value for background information. To get the full picture, we recommend reading here.

A District Court in North Hessia, Germany, has suspended administrative fine proceedings against 16-year old Daniel Dudek. “I have considerable doubts that Daniel was aware of the wrong in his actions” judge Alexander Wachter justified his decision to suspend hearing the case.
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10 Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling

10 Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it

Homeschooling has been around for most of recorded history, but hybrid homeschooling is a fairly new phenomenon. For hybrid homeschoolers, education takes on multiple dimensions, combining elements of both homeschooling and traditional schooling to take advantage of the best aspects of both. That means many hybrid homeschooling families study at home, with tutors, take classes with certified teachers, and even pursue outside educational activities to complete their curriculum. It’s a fun and enriching approach to education that is picking up steam, and we’ve noted several telling trends that say a lot about where hybrid homeschooling is today, and where it’s going.

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What Does Liberty Really Mean to You?

What Does Liberty Really Mean to You? | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it
The trigger for this entirely personal discourse comes from reading various articles and viewing various YouTube videos and speeches from self-styled champions of liberty (COL). There is ....
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Why Homeschooling Has Gone Mainstream

Why Homeschooling Has Gone Mainstream | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it
There are about 1.5 to 2 million homeschooled kids nationwide. Homeschooled kids, on average, are better educated than public school children.
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Anti-homeschooling media sabre-rattling | DER BLAUE BRIEF

A vivid example of how boldly our media are able to mess about with the public has been given by the "Tagesspiegel". The Berlin daily newspaper is distorting a judicial defeat for homeschoolers at the EU-commission in Brussels in a way as to suggest that forced schooling had been given the OK from high up.

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Coping With Cliques | Scholastic.com

Coping With Cliques | Scholastic.com | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it

"Conformity rules for 9 year olds, who just want to fit in."..."In 4th grade, groups rule. They drive the culture at school dictating the styles kids wear, the language they use, the shows they watch, and the magazines they read. Cliques start forming in 4th and 5th grade, with their power peaking in middle school. Individuality is not rewarded or encouraged in upper elementary school (that won’t happen until high school), and being part of a group — the idea of safety in numbers — provides a degree of security."

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Boy (15) punished for being homeschooled | DER BLAUE BRIEF

Boy (15) punished for being homeschooled | DER BLAUE BRIEF | Homeschooling in Germany | Scoop.it

A 15-year-old has been ordered to pay a fine of 75 US-Dollars by the authorities in the German state of Hessia for not going to school.

The youth, who had tried in vain to be accepted into a final class in order to acquire a school leaving certificate, has never been at a public school. Now in his tenth year of being home schooled, the student is well advanced academically before his age group. “He has to go to ninth grade of a German school”, the legal representative of the local school office keeps insisting, “This is the only place fitting for his age.”

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