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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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Home education on the rise in Europe

Homeschooling | More families across the pond are homeschooling, but laws against it persist in many countries
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 1/21/16, 10:15 am

Despite many European countries’ statist policies making home education difficult or even illegal, homeschooling appears to be on the rise in Europe.

In England, data recently gathered by the BBC from 190 local school systems show a 65 percent increase over the last six years in students learning at home. The U.K. now has more than 36,000 home-educated children. But experts say this number might be vastly understated.

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