Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sweden to get rid of homeschooling?!

Sounds like an urban legend, but it was reported by Joseph Bottum in First Things...

Sweden recently passed measures to ban homeschooling for all children except foreigners and the disabled by 2011.

Indeed, “religious or philosophical” reasons are now declared by the Swedish government to merit no consideration in claims for exemptions by homeschooling parents.

The Swedes’ targeting of religious and philosophical concerns is a predictable political move, as these no doubt constitute the most coherent popular threat to their educational philosophy....


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