Category Archives: Homeschool Rights

German Homeschool Family Safe For Now

Last year, I wrote about a German family who was pursuing political asylum in the United States. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, along with their five children, fled their native Germany, seeking refuge from persecution for homeschooling, and their story was all over the news this week. If you aren’t familiar with their plight, the Romeikes […]

Judge Rebuilds ‘Berlin Wall’ Just for Home-Schoolers

Following a hearing on Dec. 18 in Darmstadt, Germany, family court judge Marcus Malkmus slammed the door on the Wunderlich family’s emigration hopes. Lawyers for Dirk, Petra and their children had asked the judge to return legal custody to the parents because they have complied with court orders that the children go to school and […]

Charlotte Iserbyt on The Perils of Common Core

Charlotte Iserbyt on The Perils of Common Core Published on Jan 3, 2014 Former Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, analyzes how socialism is subtly promoted in American schools and textbooks. She’ll also divulge who is actually behind the complete internationalization of education. I strongly encourage everyone to watch […]

Iowa state board approves new rules for home-school students

DES MOINES | Iowa’s home-schooled children won’t have to take standardized tests, but they are subject to state truancy laws, under rules approved Wednesday by the Iowa State Board of Education. Still, there’s little school officials have power to do if they think home-schooled children are violating truancy laws. “Basically, the law has shifted, so […]

Mum advocates home-schooling as numbers grow nationwide

THE NUMBER of home educated children has increased nationwide to 8% according to figures released by Homeschool Australia. With the number of alternative education options steadily increasing, parents are evaluating how closely curriculums coincide with their own learning beliefs. In Queensland, statistics provided by Education Queensland indicate there are 1108 children actively registered as home […]

Homeschoolers find their own clout

September 14, 2013 1:30 am(3) Comments Iowa’s homeschoolers delivered an important lesson for every student enrolled in a public K-12 district, and every private school, as well as their parents: If you want to change state law, it helps to have your advocates hold elected office. Seven state representatives and three state senators who homeschooled […]

Homeschool case focal point for hate mail

The case of the German family whose children were forcibly removed from the family home – by special tactics officers armed with a battering ram – for being homeschooled is attracting hate mail from members of the German public, according to the international homeschool advocacy organization working with the Wunderlich family. WND reported when four […]

North Iowans say new home-schooling rules give them more options

MASON CITY — Two Mason City families say they are pleased home-schooling legislation changes have minimized oversight, allowing them more freedom to educate their children. An option that took effect in July no longer requires parent educators to share lesson plans with public school administration, meet with a supervising teacher during the school year or […]

A Tale of Two Homeschoolers: Of Deadlines and Deficiencies

A Tale of Two Homeschoolers: Of Deadlines and Deficiencies Staff Attorney Mike Donnelly answers questions and assists members regarding legal issues in West Virginia. He and his wife homeschool in the Mountain State. The West Virginia Legislature has not delegated authority to public school superintendents to deny parents the right to homeschool under the “notice […]

New Homeschool Freedom in Iowa!

Celebration is in order for Iowa homeschoolers! The regulations on homeschooling in that state were lessened. Congratulations, Iowan homeschoolers! Read more