Saturday, January 15, 2005

German school cops threaten families

In Germany's Paderborn County, seven homeschooling families were fined and ordered last week to send their kids to official government schools or the police would forcibly take them to school. Any resistance by the parents, school board officials said, would result in the removal of the 13 elementary age children from their homes and into state custody.

All seven families had been homeschooling their children using packaged curriculums from German correspondence schools and demonstrated to officials that the children were receiving a proper education at home. The families' arguments were dismissed.

Like Chris Dominquez, who alerted me to this story via the blog, I wonder how many American "educrats" agree with these German school cops.


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