Thursday, January 28, 2010

Have you heard the news?

Political asylum granted to homeschoolers: first time in US history

The US government granted political asylum to a German homeschooling family yesterday. It’s the first time ‘homeschooling’ has been the main consideration for granting political asylum in the United States.


I was relieved when I read the headline. It is a sad situation in Germany. We wish the Romeike family well and hope they won't run into homeschooling persecution here in the USA.

Here's link to the story in the Washington Post.


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6 comments:

Luke said...

Interesting. Hadn't heard an update in a while...

~Luke

lifeisagift said...

I will have to go back and read about this but I am glad that this family will be able to homeschool here in the US.

Homeschooling freedom should be a reality to all who choose it for their family.

Yvonne Batot said...

That's an interesting article. Thanks so much for the link. I homeschool my kids and I think everyone should have the choice.

www.languageforlittlelearners.blogspot.com

Janine Cate said...

As much as I am happy that they were granted asylum, I hope that they will have the option to go home to Germany someday.

Karen said...

This is encouraging considering our present political climate. Thanks for the update.

Dana said...

Honestly, this took me a bit by surprise. But it has been interesting reading the German reaction to the story, with Der Spiegel characterizing those who welcomed the decision as Christian fundamentalists. But there has been a lot of positive commentary, as well.