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 Headlines (2014 Archive)

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.

Wunderlichs regain freedom to leave but vow to stay and fight
August 28, 2014: A German family has vowed to keep homeschooling now that an appeals court has returned legal custody of their children.

Legislature Passes Romeike Resolution
April 28, 2014: The Tennessee General Assembly has passed a resolution calling on Congress to help ensure the Romeike family is granted asylum in the United States.

Homeschooling Congressmen Meet German Ambassador to Talk Freedom
April 15, 2014: Several U.S. congressmen—who also homeschooled their children—met with the German ambassador to discuss home education and ways to help homeschoolers in Germany.

Is Homeschooling a Window into the Soul of a Nation? What Does Romeike Really Mean?
April 4, 2014: A central issue in the case remains unsettled. Is Germany’s treatment of homeschoolers persecution? Although our judiciary says no, the executive branch issued an indefinite stay of deportation—suggesting maybe yes.

Dangerous Policy Lurks behind Romeike Triumph
March 11, 2014: HSLDA is immensely grateful to federal officials for allowing the Romeikes to stay in America. But we also recognize that the government’s arguments for denying the family asylum reveal a philosophy that is hostile both to homeschoolers and religious liberty.

DOJ Tells Supreme Court: Homeschool Persecution Not a Problem
February 11, 2014: The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled Romeike v. Holder for review conference February 21. It is expected that the court will rule on whether or not to take the case before the end of the month.

Truants may not move to France
January 14, 2014: A family from Hesse fighting to be allowed to teach their children at home want to move to France but the district court of Darmstadt says no (German).

Judge Rebuilds “Berlin Wall” Just for Homeschoolers
January 7, 2014: A judge’s decision has crushed the hopes of a German family who wanted to leave the country in order to resume homeschooling. The judge wrote that he considers homeschooling dangerous because it isolates children and fails to teach them tolerance “for those who think differently.”