Krieg Barrie

Equal opportunity players

Homeschooling | Many U.S. homeschoolers want to participate in public school sports, but some states have resisted them
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 8/16/18, 03:46 pm

On Friday nights during football season in Richfield, Minn., half a dozen 16-year-old boys sporting grass-stained uniforms, still sweaty from practice, filled every chair around the Childs family dining table. They wolfed down whatever food Kristin Childs set on the table: In 40 minutes, they had to be back at school to watch the varsity football game. In those brief 40 minutes, Kristin and her husband Patrick saw an opportunity to show hospitality and Christian love to their son Eastman’s teammates.

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German family continues fight to homeschool

Homeschooling | The Wunderlichs have appealed to one of Europe’s highest courts
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/13/17, 02:57 pm

A German family punished for homeschooling their children has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Dirk and Petra Wunderlich submitted a final appeal last week asking the ECHR to protect their right to homeschool their four children. Home education has been banned in Germany since 1918 and carries criminal penalties.

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Education secretary’s comments rattle homeschoolers

Homeschooling | John King said homeschool families aren’t giving their children the range of options best for all students
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 9/27/16, 10:33 am

U.S. Education Secretary John King created a flurry of frustration and fear among homeschool advocates last week with comments viewed as ignorant at best or, at worst, hostile toward alternative education.

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