Category Archives: International

“Diplomas Play No Role For Us”: The Case of the Wunderlichs

“All the news articles I’ve read in English (from Fox, The Blaze, World Net Daily, CBN, World Mag and others) so far show very clearly that the authors know next to nothing about Germany, German law, German society at large, or the German educational system and its history. Instead, they’re happy to perpetuate myths and simply assume the police is this evil entity, because surely the HSLDA would not lie.”

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Asylum For Homeschoolers, And Whether The Pilgrims Would Get Asylum Today

“Refugee status is a high standard that all applicants must prove. For asylum to be granted, the treatment must be really bad — something nonsensical, silly, or even inconvenient or illegal is not sufficient. That’s the law as Congress wrote it, and no matter how much we may want it otherwise, the court can not and should not change it.”

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A Game of Online Telephone: Homeschooling, Asylum, and the Attorney General

“Over the last few weeks I’ve watch as, in a game of online telephone, this story has evolved from HSLDA’s Mike Farris’ musings, to the question of whether domestic homeschooling rises or falls with this case to, finally, ‘Holder vs. home schooling.’ Unfortunately, in the hysteria, the actual issue at stake seems to have been lost.”

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Why HSLDA is Wrong about Romeike v. Holder

“When HSLDA goes bonkers over the Department of Justice’s assertion that homeschooling is not a fundamental human right, they are really complaining that the Department of Justice doesn’t think homeschooling is protected by international law. The Department of Justice’s assertion has nothing whatsoever to do with an analysis of rights protected under American law.”

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Pray For All The Children Of The Twelve Tribes — Part One

“So many checks and balances broke down in protecting these children. In a land where spanking and other punitive forms of discipline that include striking a child are outlawed, it’s just unbelievable. To hear in other people’s words what I lived as a child, it just completely validates how I feel about punitive parenting, and how it simply cannot, and does not have a biblical basis whatsoever.”

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I Love All of You, But Hitler Was Not The One Who Made School Compulsory

“I have been asked repeatedly for my opinions on the Romeike family from Germany that is seeking assistance through the HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) for asylum in the USA. Many people think that because I am a former home-schooler, and especially because I live in Germany (I’ll come home before my children go to school and home-school them, right?) that I will be incensed and defend the family.”

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Alternative Narratives On Germany And Homeschooling: An Introduction

“So much of the ‘news’ one hears these days about Germany and homeschooling comes from the same sources: Fox, The Blaze, World Net Daily, the Christian Post, and WORLD Magazine. Often times it seems like these sources merely copy and paste press releases from the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) rather than do their own research.”

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