BONN, July 31 ( – The plight of Johann Harder and his homeschooling family of 11 came to an end after more than 800 e-mail messages and 400 letters from Americans and other international homeschoolers urged the German government to make home schooling legal. Harder’s family was harassed by police and elected officials and was faced with the threat of imprisonment or fines of $250 per day per child if he continued to teach hid children at home.

Chris Klicka, a senior lawyer with the Home School Legal Defense Association, told the Washington Times: “The bottom line is that home schoolers care about one another, and when one is in trouble, other families really want to sacrifice the time and effort to help. We really want others to enjoy the freedom we have in America.” The charges were dropped June 29. (LifeSite did not receive word of the charges having been dropped until after the publication of our coverage last week).

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Police Crackdown On Home-Schooling In Germany


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