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Taken: Germany and the Wunderlich Family

Vol. 118, Prg. 1–5
December 9–13, 2013

On October 28th, German officials took the Wunderlich children away from their parents for homeschooling. On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, HSLDA Director of International Relations Mike Donnelly gives an update on the Wunderlich’s situation.

“As the truth comes out about how this family was treated just because they homeschool, . . . I hope that the German public and policymakers will finally see the human rights abuse occurring in their own country.”—Mike Donnelly

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Every Homeschooler’s Nightmare
A Rogue Nation
The Silver Lining
Abusing Fundamental Rights
A Rescue Mission
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Mike Donnelly:

Mike serves HSLDA as director of international affairs and as staff attorney for member affairs in the states of Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, West Virginia, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. As director of international affairs he coordinates HSLDA’s support of homeschooling freedom all over the world. Mike is also an adjunct professor of government at Patrick Henry College where he teaches constitutional law. He received a juris doctorate from the Boston University School of Law with honors as a Paul J. Liacos Scholar. He is a member of the bars of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mike’s previous experience includes combat service during the first Persian Gulf War as a United States Army cavalry officer, private legal practice and the founding of a nationally ranked internet marketing firm. Mike is an internationally published writer and frequent conference and media spokesperson on the subjects of homeschooling, educational freedom, parental and human rights. His most recent publications include the first-ever chapter on homeschooling included in the four-volume global education policy series Balancing Freedom, Autonomy, and Accountability in Education, Religious Freedom in Education, appearing in the International Journal of Religious Freedom and Creature of the State, appearing in Homeschooling in America and Europe: A Litmus Test of Democracy. He and his wife homeschool their seven children.

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