FRANKFURT, Germany — German officials seized four home-schooled children last week, provoking strong objections from U.S. home-schooling advocates who say the country’s ban on home education violates human rights.
“The right to home school is a human right,” said Mike Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). “Germany has grossly violated these rights of this family.”
On the morning of Aug. 29, HSLDA reports, 20 social workers, armed police officers and special agents took four children from the home of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, who were educating their children in violation of the national ban on home schooling.
The children's ages range from 7 to 14....READ MORE