Far left politicians are advocating for stricter laws to allow government the ability to more easily 'intervene' when children are 'kept away from school by their parents - often for religious or ideological reasons" according to Swedish newspaper reports. This type of Eurocentrism has a pattern of seeping into American culture - will we see similar assaults on those who choose to homeschool?
The Blaze reports:
In Sweden, homeschooling is severely frowned upon. In fact, unless there’s a viable reason, it is virtually impossible for parents to educate their children at home. Now, Chabad-Lubavitch (Jewish) emissaries to Sweden have been threatened by city officials with thousands of dollars in fines for homeschooling their kids, according to the Israeli news outlet Arutz Sheva 7. Instead, the local government in the city of Gothenburg is reportedly attempting to force the family to utilize the public school system.
School authorities came to the home of Rabbi Alexander Namdar and his wife Leah on Jan. 26 to serve the family with a notice, reports say. Four of the couple’s children are currently studying online at an international school. If the family does not comply and immediately begin to send them to government-run educational facilities, they will be fined the U.S. equivalent of $2,400 per week.
The family claimed that they are ready to fight "the last battle against Communism" in order to choose how to educate their children.
"We cannot lose this fight. What reason would you have besides the bullying of Jews and and having a right to educate your own children?" Glenn said.
"Not in Sweden," he added.
Now, there is no way that could ever happen in America...right?