EXCERPT:  In a controversial opinion article in Aftonbladet, a prominent Swedish newspaper, Lotta Edholm, one of the leaders of Sweden's liberal party, has called for a change in the country's social services law to encourage social workers to take children away from homeschooling families.

Edholm writes in her blog "That the Deputy Minister of Social Affairs, Maria Larsson should take an initiative to change the social services act so that the social authorities can intervene when children are kept away from school by their parents." This is the most direct and serious threat to date for homeschooling families in the Nordic country where the climate for homeschooling is literally freezing.

According to Jonas Himmelstrand, president of the beleaguered Swedish Association for Home Education, Lotta Edholm's view that homeschooling is incompatible with democracy turns freedom upside down.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE:

http://www.hslda.org/hs/international/Sweden/201201130.asp

 

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