Compulsory participation in government run schools seems like an idea found only in communist controlled countries. And yet that very idea is being pushed and propagated right here in the United States. What has been quietly taking place over the last few years is a push to force every child into a government run public school while simultaneously discouraging alternative school choices such as home schooling.
The case that has most recently brought this fact to light is the that of the Romeike family. The Romeike’s are a German family that fled Germany in search of asylum here in the United States in order to home school their 6 children. Since home schooling is a crime in Germnay, and the Romeike’s wanted to home school their children in accordance with their religious convictions, they came to the U.S. seeking asylum to pursue their dream of home schooling.
FPCWV blogger Tom Stark wrote an article explaining why the Romeike family came to America:
“The law they object to is a law requiring children to be educated (read indoctrinated) in government-run schools. Home schooling is prohibited in German since the late 1930s. The couple faces losing custody of their children if they stand up for their religious conviction that the government run schools are teaching their children things that are against those sincerely held religious (Christian) beliefs.”
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.