Recently an American family came to my attention as they were frustrated by the German school system that one of their children is enrolled in.
As you can read in the father's posts:
It is all very bureaucratic and reflective of the German school system's total disregard for the parents and their protégé. Where do they 'get off'?
Update 9 October 2008
For those new to the situation in Germany: home educating is (perceived as) illegal.
The common citation for forced school attendance is to protect against parallel societies.
Educating Germany discusses arguments for (and against) legalising home education in Germany.
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