In Spain, the Constitutional Court outlawed the practice of homeschooling in a statement Málaga 2010. Two families had resorted to him by his desire to homeschool their three children. Finally, the country’s highest court ruled against him, considering that the right to education rests with the child, and not the parents. Still, many parents still struggle today in court, defending what they consider their right to educate their children at home, for various reasons, ranging from religious motives to extreme cases of bullying in the classroom.
For those parents are two legislative models in two ends, one positive and one negative. United States is the case considered to follow. In that country is completely legal remove children from classrooms to educate them at home. The laws vary in each of the 50 States of the Union. At the other extreme is Germany, a country that has outlawed and actively and aggressively pursuing education at home. Both nations entered for years in a complex legal game that ended in February 2010. Then, an American judge in Tennessee granted to the German family Romeike political asylum, considering that parents, Uwe and Hannelore, had undergone persecution in their home country for wanting to homeschooling their five children.
The Obama administration appealed that decision and today the federal courts have not yet ruled on the matter. The Romeike still living in the US. A family that represented the Attorney Michael Donnelly, who works for the association Home School Legal Defense Association, US, and since then has also advised several families, some Spanish. Among them is that of Mila Gonzalez and Rodolfo Chamber of Alicante, which in September saw a judge dismissed a lawsuit against them for educating your child at home. Donnelly ensures that there are several cases of foreign families, as Romeike have requested asylum in the US. “Tens” he says. “The American model is a good model, in the sense that in all states is legal homeschooling and thus a basic right is respected,” he explains. Continue reading Home Schooling Isolated and Indoctrinated