No, UNESCO, home schooling is not a threat to 'inclusion'
The fight for homeschooling rights never ends. We can never be complacent.
Italy, Austria, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, and Belgium have growing home schooling populations. Even in countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, and the Netherlands, where home schooling is not explicitly recognized as an exception to school attendance laws, families are still able to educate their children at home without undue intrusion by the state. Chile, Panama, Brazil, and Columbia are among countries looking to recognize the legal status of home schooling.
A few European countries, such as Germany and Sweden, treat home schooling harshly, and a misguided proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron would impose new burdens for home-schoolers. In recent years, home schooling has been explicitly recognized by a growing number of countries such as Lithuania and Ukraine.
But besides the misinformation about the legal status of home schooling in Europe, what is this report really about?
Unfortunately, the United Nations seems to prefer state control of education over supporting parental choice or focusing on children’s individual needs.