Sunday, January 31, 2010

German Homeschoolers Get Asylum

A German family has been granted political asylum in the US because they wanted to home school their children. The Christian couple have five children. Germany has mandatory school attendance rules. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are from the town of Bissingen in the southwestern German state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg and say the public schools teach an anti-Christian worldview. The decision was announcing in a Memphis courtroom. Tennessee Judge Lawrence Burman ruled that the Romeikes' were entitled to political asylum because family's basic human rights were being violated in Germany. The Romeikes now live in Morristown, Tennessee.

The German consul general for the southeastern US says his country has many education options including private and religious schools. But home schooling is prohibited in Germany.

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