US Department of Justice Believes Governments Can Punish Homeschoolers

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The U.S. Department of Justice has revealed in a court filing it agrees with the philosophy of the German government that bureaucrats can punish homeschooling parents.

The agency contended parental rights to keep children free from instruction that violates faith essentially are negligible when the government’s goal is an “open society.”

The arguments were made in a pleading before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that urges the judges to send a German homeschooling family, the Romeikes, back to Germany where members likely would face persecution.


by | July 3, 2013 · 4:43 pm

2 responses to “US Department of Justice Believes Governments Can Punish Homeschoolers

  1. Quoting German Professor Frank Rudiger Jach, Charles Glenn says, “One legal specialist charges that German educational policy continues to be ‘marked by a statist understanding’ of the role of the school which continues to be rooted in a ‘Prussian absolutist tradition of the State’s comprehensive authority to determine the shape [Gestalt] of the education which occurs in schools.’ This is in fundamental conflict, he argues, with the present nature of society, which is marked by a pluralistic understanding of values” (Glenn, 2011, p. 181).
    Glenn, C. L. (2011). Contrasting models of state and school. New York, NY: The Continuum International Publishing Group.

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