Thursday, March 25, 2010

homeschooling in Sweden

Thanks to Priya, I had like a million questions about homeschooling. As i read more and more, I Happened upon a rather disturbing case of a 7 year old boy in Sweden and his family. Dominic's mom is Indian and father is Swedish. They seem to be orthodox christians and wanted to home school their child ( i believe a combo of religious reasons and just being very nature loving and alternative in life style). There about 100 kids in Sweden who are home schooled and it is anightmare because you have to get permission to home school every year and you can do unless something is wrong with your child medically or he/she is a misfit. YOu can do it for reasons like I do not like school ( irrespective of why you don't like school). Recently a family from Germany sort political asylum in USA for fear of persecution for trying to home school their child.
Both the case seems to have a christian slant and are supported by lawyers of HSLDA ( a organization in USA).

In the USA it seems like there are a lot of stereotypes about homeschooling and religious conservatives. I was disturbed with the stuff i read about in Sweden. I still think parents need to have a choice - on educating the child in what they deem is appropriate. What do you ladies think about Dominic's case or HSLDA. Love to know your thoughts.


1 comment:

  1. hey chithra....could u ps post the link so that I can read more and then comment?Thanx


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