First, Germany….Is American Far Behind?

Written by Scott

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WorldDailyNet had a fascinating article last month about a case in Germany regarding homeschooling. The judge in the case equivocated homeschooling to a driver who has multiple DUIs–not in words, but in his sentencing: 3 months in jail, without parole.

But the caveat to me is this, written in a formal government letter to the parents in a different case (emphasis mine):
“The minister of education does not share your attitudes toward so-called homeschooling,” said a government letter in response. “… You complain about the forced school escort of primary school children by the responsible local police officers. … In order to avoid this in future, the education authority is in conversation with the affected family in order to look for possibilities to bring the religious convictions of the family into line with the unalterable school attendance requirement.”

Fortunately for German citizens, there’s a glimmer of hope: the European Union recognizes the right of parents in schooling, and that pressure will eventually descend on Germany and this lasting remnant of the Third Reich. (Read the article…this is not an exaggerated statement).

Question is…how long before the attitude that seems to have recently begun to simmer against homeschooling here in the US reaches this point? How long before kids are taken from their parents for homeschooling, or parents jailed?