Friday, August 30, 2013

appalled, astounded, stunned

Police storm homeschool class, take children by force

Bob Unruh
30 August 2013

"A team of 20 social workers, police and special agents stormed the family’s Darmstadt, Germany, home. HSLDA reported a Judge Koenig, who is assigned to the Darmstadt family court, signed an order authorizing the immediate seizure of the children by force.

“Citing the parents’ failure to cooperate ‘with the authorities to send the children to school,’ the judge also authorized the use of force ‘against the children’ … reasoning that such force might be required because the children had ‘adopted the parents’ opinions’ regarding homeschooling and that ‘no cooperation could be expected’ from either the parents or the children,” HSLDA said."

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Resident blogger educated her children at home from late Eighties to early this century. One child completed her Ph. D in English (B.A., University of the South) this summer and the other has been abroad with his wife and daughter for five years, teaching English in a smattering of countries.