Who Owns Education?

In Germany, apparently your choice and consent as an adult is irrelevant. Your child belongs to the State when it comes to education:

At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7-14). The sole grounds for removal were that the parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, continued to homeschool their children in defiance of a German ban on home education.

Those who gravitate to government tend to have very little respect for the concept of consent.  Essentially, those in government are some shade of “authoritarian”.   They believe their personal belief system on specific solutions to specific problems are the best, and they refuse to allow for others to say “no thanks”.  The Wunderlich family is victimized by this authoritarian mentality, while the rest of the German nation indifferently lets their family be broken up by a radicalized state.

It’s a shame that in the United States there is a growing movement of those in the Education Industrial Complex, from unions to textbook printers, who want to apply a similar squeeze on U.S. homeschooling.   A tactic being pressed in California: one must have union-approved teaching credentials to home-school children.   Not surprisingly, the California appeals court — a part of the Government Apparatus noted already above — believes individual consent and basic liberty is subservient to “the law”: