Police Seized My Clients’ Children Because They Homeschooled. Last Week a Court Ruled It Was OK

Police Seized My Clients’ Children Because They Homeschooled. Last Week a Court Ruled It Was OK By Robert Clarke The Wunderlich family wanted to do what thousands of families in America do with no questions asked: educate their children at home. But homeschooling is not allowed in Germany, and the state has relentlessly pursued the Wunderlichs and even seized their children. One morning in August 2013, 33 police officers and seven social workers showed up at their front door, threatening to open it with a battering ram. The parents cried…

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Handcuffed for Homeschooling? Paperwork Dispute Gets Ugly

Handcuffed for Homeschooling? Paperwork Dispute Gets Ugly By Jennifer Lade A school system in Massachusetts is proving to be malicious, incompetent, or maybe both. Of course, we suspected that already. But the latest example comes from a lawsuit from a woman who pulled her 8-year-old son from Worcester Public Schools to homeschool him last January. Josilyn Goodall is suing the Worcester School Committee, Superintendent Maureen Binienda, and the state Department of Children and Families after police entered her home, handcuffed her, and arrested her over what amounted to a paperwork…

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How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents By Kerry McDonald Schooling is adept at rooting out individuality and enforcing compliance. In his book, Understanding Power, Noam Chomsky writes: In fact, the whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on—because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions. This filtering process begins very early in a child’s schooling as conformity is rewarded and…

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6 Creative Ways to Homeschool While Continuing to Work

6 Creative Ways to Homeschool While Continuing to Work By Joe Jarvis Yesterday I gave six reasons why parents should consider homeschooling, or at least getting their children and teens out of the public school system. But for most people, this doesn’t seem possible. If you and your spouse both work or you’re a single parent, you simply cannot stay home and teach the kids. Or perhaps you don’t feel qualified to teach them. Private school is expensive and doesn’t actually solve all the problems with standard schooling models. Usually,…

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6 Reasons to Start Homeschooling ASAP

6 Reasons to Start Homeschooling ASAP By Joe Jarvis Millions of American parents are now… schooling their offspring at home, and new computer software is making quality home education easier to accomplish. Recent studies have shown that home-schooled students are superior to schooled students both academically and socially… It shouldn’t surprise you that home-schooled students do so well. In school all students are expected, cookie-cutter style, to learn the same way and at the same pace; at home, learning is individualized and self-paced, as all learning should be. –Teen 2.0:…

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