From World Net Daily:
POLICE STATE, GERMANY
Court: Homeschooling is 'child endangerment' Gives 2 kids to government, castigates social workers for letting family flee
Posted: November 17, 20071:00 a.m. Eastern
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A court decision that categorized homeschooling as "child welfare endangerment" has assigned custody of two children to the government and criticized a social services agency for allowing a family to flee Germany, where homeschooling remains illegal.
The decision from the Federal High Court in Karlsruhe, Germany's highest court, was reported by the German edition of Agence France-Presse, as well as Netwerk Bildungsfreiheit, an organization that advocates for homeschoolers against the repression in Germany.
The report did not directly identify the family involved, but described the case of two children from a homeschooling family from Paderborn.
The court found the city and its social services agencies were "obviously unsuited" to the task of enforcing mandatory public school attendance and rather than protecting against "child welfare endangerment," the city allowed the family to move to Austria where the two children now are being educated by an "uncertified" mother.
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