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    - Welcome Bava-
    Do not worry your English is great.
    1- Each State is different in your Country correct?
    2- Compulsory schooling can start as young as 5.
    3- We have a fundamental difference. I think parents should be left to decide what is best for their children. You believe the state should decide what is best for each child. IF.. a child can not really choose.. why not let the parents?
    4- You are assuming.. by promoting the "rights of a child" that homeschooling is not equal to nor superior than public schooling.
    5- I would have thought Germany would have learned something about compulsory public schooling by now.
    6- Germany is not only forcing this family to do something they are against.. AMERICA is not allowing them to move.. and neither is Germany.
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    Hi Bava, welcome.

    So if the families are not religious at all, their children still must attend religious classes in school?
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    Welcome

    If I lived in a Country that was laid out as stated in the previous post, I would want move as well. That said, there are other ways to move besides asylum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
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    If I lived in a Country that was laid out as stated in the previous post, I would want move as well. That said, there are other ways to move besides asylum.
    They were advised to do it this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Hi Bava, welcome.

    So if the families are not religious at all, their children still must attend religious classes in school?
    Each German State is different... Some it is mandatory Ethics.. Others are Mandatory Ethics with a choice of Religion classes in addition.. Some are Choice between Ethics and Religious.

    The State including Berlin is Mandatory Ethics.
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    Sorry, I posted while at work and missed some key points.

    Even if asylum is granted it is not always permanent.

    I wouldn't be doing a protest to boot this family out. I was just stating that I don't think it is wrong to say they don't currently need asylum.
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    Thanks for the welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Hi Bava, welcome.

    So if the families are not religious at all, their children still must attend religious classes in school?
    No, then they have an Ethics class. I would also like to add that religious classes don't mean they only teach about their religion. In Catholic religion we covered the basic Catholic beliefs but also learned about every other religion (and not in a "Ours is better way") and alternatives to traditional religion. Everything is really relaxed.

    Each State is different in your Country correct?
    That's true which makes education a really difficult topic here. As far as I know the family is from a state called "Baden-W?rttemberg" which is in the south and considered (at least for Germany) conservative and religious.

    You believe the state should decide what is best for each child. IF.. a child can not really choose.. why not let the parents?
    Personally I believe the child can choose after he or she has learned about and was exposed to different religions and lifestyles.

    I would have thought Germany would have learned something about compulsory public schooling by now.
    Especially because of our past we want to do everything in our power to make sure something like that doesn't happen again. If we let parents keep their children from the school system and the society in general then not only religious people but also political extremists can raise their children to follow in their foot steps.

    The main point for me however is that they can disagree with this law but that it is not a reason to seek political asylum. They could have also moved to Austria where homeschooling is legal and they are free to go to.
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