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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Achtung! Prosecutor says only jail deters homeschooling

Erupts in anger when Nazi foundations of ban cited

A prosecutor demanded jail time for two parents accused by German authorities of homeschooling their children, and he erupted in anger when the Nazi foundations of the ban on parents teaching their children at home was cited.

Juergen and Rosemary Dudek of Archfeldt, Germany, were given 90 days in prison last year because they homeschool their children. They received the sentence after prosecutor Herwig Mueller asserted it was the only sufficient punishment for the family's "crime," appealing a lower-court order to issue a fine.

Ultimately, the sentence was thrown out on a technicality, and the Dudeks now are revisiting the court process and Mueller's renewed demands, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association.

Spokesman Mike Donnelly told WND the trial, which began Nov. 16, is to resume Wednesday with testimony from another witness. A court decision is expected as early as that day. More...

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