Homeschooling


The growth of homeschooling

Nicole M. King | 02 July 2014
More support for homeschooling as the social context evolves.

State officials keep boy “captive” for four years

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 April 2013
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 July 2012
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 March 2012
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 February 2010
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.
 

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