Homeschooling Parents Sentenced to Jail

Germany is at it again:

“A mother and father who have been homeschooling their children each have been ordered by a German judge to serve three-month prison terms after a prosecutor said he was unhappy with fines the family paid and he wanted the parents jailed.”

This was the prosecutor’s intention all along-he wanted to jail the parents from the beginning. The parents are appealing, but I sadly do not think they will be successful. Germany has been going down this road for a long time now. They don’t want people to homeschool and jailing them and taking their children away would be a powerful deterrent to that.

Leaving won’t help the Dudeks either:

“Officials in Hesse have said not even the family’s efforts to move out of the region would halt their prosecution.”

And taking children away is no idle threat:

“…the Dudeks warned about a new German federal law that also gives family courts the authority to take custody of children “as soon as there is a suspicion of child abuse,” which is how the nation’s courts have defined homeschooling.

“The new law is seen as a logical step in carving up family rights after a federal court had decided that homeschooling was an abuse of custody,” said the letter from Juergen Dudek to the HSLDA.”

How soon before this spreads to the rest of the EU?

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Teen Pregnancies

Gloucester High School officials are all a twitter because they have a record breaking number of teen pregnancies this year-17. Not only that, but most of them are girls 16 and under.

Why isn’t CPS stepping in and ripping these girls away from their families? At least here, unlike in Texas, we know these girls are underage. And the men are overage:

“In addition, at least some of the men involved in the pregnancies are in their mid-20s, a fact that prompted Mayor Carolyn Kirk of Gloucester to ask about statutory rape charges at last month’s School Committee meeting.”

Many of these girls made a pact with each other to become pregnant.

The school does have sex education classes starting in middle school and ending their freshman year.The program does seem to be working, since obviously many students are educated in how to have sex. They also have on-site day care at the school.

School officials are busy blaming movies and culture for this epidemic, and two of them resigned because they blame parents for not allowing birth control to be distributed without parental consent.

They see no correlation between the teen pregnancies and their daycare and sex ed programs-go figure.

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