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German Homeschoolers Granted Asylum

Wow. This is one of those good news/bad news stories. On the one hand it's sad that Christians have to escape Europe due to persecution but the good news is that America is taking them. St. Louis Catholic has the story:

Great news from HSLDA-- a German family who suffered persecution in their home country for the heinous crime of homeschooling their children were granted political asylum in the United States. This is a huge win for homeschoolers around the world, in that as long as the U.S. upholds this fundamental parental right, there will be a safe haven for those who cannot exercise this right in their homeland.
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3 comments:

Rocket Scientist said...

"as long as the U.S. upholds this fundamental parental right, there will be a safe haven for those who cannot exercise this right in their homeland." Since when? Homeschooling is illegal in Ohio unless you have a teaching certificate. Do you have any idea how onerous a burden this is on the average family with parents with college degrees but no teaching credentials? We can raise them, but we can't teach them.

Anonymous said...

RS, although an Ohio resident I'm unaware of specifics of Ohio law, but can tell you I personally know more 15+ Ohio families who home school ranging from elementary to high school and most do not have teaching license. My home schooling sister-in-law lacks a degree. A close friend who was a dentist in Indonesia but is new to this country and speaks 'basic English'-- no problem-- his daughter now attends a nationally recognized Jesuit university on scholarship. From my conversations with these parents I understand it be be rather easy... just a little paperwork.

Joe K

Deirdre Mundy said...

Anon-- according to HSLDA, all you need to homeschool in Ohio is a GED:

http://hslda.org/laws/analysis/Ohio.pdf


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