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Friday, September 20, 2013

Homeschooling: Under Fire at Home and Abroad

The Romeike asylum case suggests the anti-homeschooling mindset already present elsewhere in the world may soon spread to the US.

By Anne Hendershott

While the freedom of religion and the rights of parents are basic human rights enshrined in law, a brief filed in the Sixth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals on June 26, 2013 by the US Justice Department suggests that educating children at home is not a basic human right. On the contrary, in the case of a German homeschooling family seeking political asylum in the United States, the right to homeschool can be denied in the interest of creating “an open pluralistic society.”

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