Swedish Chabad Emissary Taken to Court for Homeschooling Children
January 27, 2015: The Jewish Namdar family is back in court in Gothenburg, Sweden over their decision to homeschool their children.
Council’s Homeschooling Plan “Illegal Infringement of Rights”
January 7, 2015: Homeschooling parents in a London borough are campaigning against council plans to impose an annual home visit to monitor their children, saying it contravenes their parental rights.
Homeschooling Family Appeals to Supreme Court
January 6, 2015: Home School Legal Defense Association is helping Swedish parents who want their children to receive education outside of school, which has so far been denied by officials and courts. The family has appealed to the Swedish Supreme Court, arguing their human rights have been violated by local officials who denied their application to homeschool.
Supreme Court: Homeschooling Criminal—Families Vow Resistance
December 9, 2014: After their children were taken into custody for homeschooling, one German family vowed to fight on for freedom. This week HSLDA’s director of global outreach goes on a mission to bring relief to a beleaguered homeschool movement. Mike Farris says this fight is important and shows how fragile freedom can be.
Chen Hui-jie Runs a Political Campaign—at Age 16
November 25, 2014: A teenaged girl in Taiwan serves as a campaign manager for a city council candidate, and provides a model of civic activism for cynical teens.
State Prosecutes in Spite of Constitution
October 14, 2014: Two Irish families who rejected the onerous registration procedures created by a national agency have been prosecuted in court, demonstrating why even an explicit constitutional right to homeschool needs defending.
Professor: Parents Incapable of Teaching Reading and Writing
October 3, 2014: An education lecturer from Monash University in Australia claims that all children should learn in a school and that only highly trained professionals can help children to read and write.