Germany, homeschooling

A politician. On homeschooling.

Well, at least somebody gets it. “There is no more important task for a parent than the education of one’s children.  That responsibility belongs to parents, not the government,” insists Wayne Allyn Root, the Libertarian Party candidate for vice president.  “As a home school parent myself, I know how important it is for government to not interfere in the education…

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Germany, homeschooling, radio show

Homeschooling in Germany

The edited version of the show with Rina talking about her experiences homeschooling in Germany is finally available.  It is much better without all the dead air.  At the start, I talk a little about my experience in Germany and how my first visit to Berlin affected me.  I wanted to share a few of my pictures, but seem to…

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Germany, homeschooling

European Commission to open dialogue with Germany regarding homeschooling

Perhaps a little light in the darkness for homeschoolers in Germany, many of whom are foreigners. Catherina (better known around here as Rina) recently traveled to Brussels to make her presenation before the European Parliament Petitions Committee regarding Germany’s persecution of homeschoolers, specifically those of other nationalities homeschooling in Germany.  The presentation reportedly went well.  The commission expressed reluctance to…

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education, Germany

“Why would we ever buy a book?” asks principal

What an odd thing for a principal to say. “Why would we ever buy a book when we can buy a computer? Textbooks are often obsolete before they are even printed,” said Debra Socia, principal of the school in Dorchester, a tough Boston district prone to crime and poor schools. Reuters It reminds me of that annoying advertisement for Leap…

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Germany, homeschooling

Vote for German homeschoolers?

Several blogs recently have asked their readers to help German homeschoolers put a question before their Chancellor regarding homeschooling. Educating Germany provides pretty clear directions. Home Education Magazine even provided a pictorial tutorial. And Dare to Know has a translation of the letter you would be supporting. This is sort of a democratic aspect to German political discussion, allowing citizens…

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