• Petitioning Ms. Sylvia Löhrmann

This petition will be delivered to:

Minister of Education in Northrhine-Westphalia
Ms. Sylvia Löhrmann
governor of the German state of Northrhine-Westphalia
Ms. Hannelore Kraft

Parental Rights: Legalize homeschooling in Germany

    1. Ingo Breuer
    2. Petition by

      Ingo Breuer

      Mechernich, Germany

Since the days of Adolf Hitler's education law in 1938 homeschooling has not been allowed in Germany but there exists a compulsory school attendance law in every German state. Those who homeschool in Germany have faced outrageous fines in excess of $10,000, had their homes raided by police, lost custody of their children, had their children taken from them by arrogant social workers. Children were removed from homes by social workers and put into government custody. Parents in the state of Northrhine-Westphalia have been repeatedly imprisoned for homeschooling their children. Homeschooling families have fled Germany and gone to Austria, Norway, Britain and the US. In fact, one family was granted asylum in the state of Tennessee. The states of Tennessee and Georgia released unanimous resolutions calling on Germany to respect parental rights such as the right of parents to guide the upbringing and education of their own children. But in Germany children have become a ward of the state and government control of childrearing and education is increasing through legal changes under the Merkel and Schröder administration. We must reverse this trend and stop the criminalization of traditional family in Germany. No parent should be imprisoned for homeschooling. No parent should be imprisoned for taking their children out of licentious and questionable "sex education" programs. Education is a state matter in Germany, so this petition is addressed to the governer (Ministerpräsidentin) of the state of Northrhine-Westphalia where I live and which is most notorious for repeatedly imprisoning Christian mothers and father for homeschooling or releasing their children from classes that oppose their Christian views.

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      Ingo Breuer
      Petition Organizer

      I think we need to help our friends in Canada. The attacks on faith, family and freedom are getting so out of control. Will liberals ever undestand that all we want is to live quiet and peacably in all godliness and honesty as it says in 1. Tim 2:1,2. Nobody should rob us the blessing of Psalm 128! Let's be in prayer about that.

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      • 6 months ago

      Homeschooling children better educated than the school.

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    • carolyne morgan MONTGOMERY, TX
      • 8 months ago

      EVERY PARENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO EDUCATE THEIR OWN CHILDREN. NOT HAVE A BIASED "EDUCATION" FORCED UPON THEM.

      IN THIS DAY AND AGE, TEACHERS ARE ALMOST OBSOLETE, WITH VIRTUALLY EVERYONE HAVING ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, WHY DO KIDS NEED TO SIT IN A BRICK AND MORTAR BUILDING, LISTENING TO BORING TEACHERS RATTLE ON ABOUT LIMITED SUBJECT MATTER.

      EDISON WAS HOMESCHOOLED.

      STOP TREATING INTELLIGENT CHILDREN LIKE EMPTY PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTS, WHEN THEY COULD BE CAPABLE OF SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

      STOP PERSECUTING CITIZENS FOR TRYING TO BETTER THEMSELVES.

      CAN YOU IMAGINE IF KIDS WERE LEFT TO PURSUE THEIR INTERESTS. PEOPLE STRIVE MORE AND ARE MORE DEDICATATED DOING SOMETHING THEY LOVE.

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    • Erica Schubert TWO HARBORS, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      Teaching children to hold values the same as their parents makes a stronger country, and no child should be forced to believe differently than his or her parents.

      Germany should welcome home schooling parents because they produce more intelligent and morally upright citizens than do the state schools.

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