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Homeschooling Not a Fundamental Right, Justice Dept. Argues

posted on February 15, 2013

Napp Nazworth of the Christian Post writes on an evangelical Christian family who fled from Germany (where homeschooling is illegal) for the right to educated their children at home, “based upon the teachings of their faith.” The family’s political asylum is currently being tried by the U.S. Justice Department on the grounds that “the freedom to choose to educate one’s own children is not a fundamental right.” However, supporters of the family, such as Michael Farris, founder and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, compares “forcing students to take a particular course of education” to “forcing Jews to feed their children pork.” 

Read at Christian Post