French President Macron plans to ban homeschooling beginning in 2021
The law for this hasn't been passed yet. The stated intention is to force Muslim immigrants to assimilate into French culture, yet the law would almost certainly apply to native French families as well...with compulsory out-of-the-home education beginning at age 3!
This follows a pattern that can be seen elsewhere: allow high numbers of immigrants in, and then pass new laws to control the immigrants; the new laws just happen to greatly increase government control over everyone else as well. A few years ago, St. Paul Minnesota, which has large populations of immigrants and refugees, started requiring regular fire inspections for all rental housing.
In the same way, I expect that the education industry in the U.S. will be using the difficulties that many children and families are having with remote learning to get new laws passed to restrict homeschooling. Where they can't use the legislatures, they will use the courts.
Thank you for sharing this.
I have been meaning to write or do a video about American Christian homeschoolers discussing voting for Biden. My head nearly exploded when someone told me about conversations like this.
There are way too many homeschoolers who take it for granted and have no idea the sacrifices made by the early homeschoolers to make it happen.
Thankful wife of David for 23 years and momma to Caroline for 14 years - Relaxed Homeschooler - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom from the Lord - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks