State officials keep boy “captive” for four years
Four years ago a seven-year-old boy was taken from his parents by social welfare officials as the family boarded an international flight. They have hardly seen him since. What on earth had they done?
Home educators to meet in Berlin
The world’s first global home education conference will take place at the beginning of November in Berlin, writes Swedish home educator Jonas Himmelstrand.
Swedish home-schooling leader goes into exile
Sweden has one of the highest fertility rates in Europe. What you can do with your children once you have them, however, is not altogether a matter of choice.
German homeschooling family granted political asylum in USA
How serious is America about parental rights in education? Pretty
serious, it seems. Last week an immigration judge in the US granted
political asylum to a German family who want to homeschool their
children -- something that is illegal in Germany. Germany for its part
is very serious about suppressing what it calls “parallel societies”
based on religion or worldview -- which is how it sees homeschoolers.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com