Here is something practical that we can all do to get materials into the hands of politicians and 'Herr und Frau Jedermann' in Germany.
We would like to have 1000 brochures printed to coincide with the The Highländlers tour - for mailing and for them to give away as they weave their merry way through Germany May/June this year. 250 for specific politicians and the rest for the public.
This is an evolution of an original idea posted here.
The 'Homeschooling' double-sided brochure is expected to cost less than €0.10 each.
So for 1000 brochures thats €100; plus postage for 242 to the politicians €200, totaling €300. (US $400, GBP £270, CAN $485, AUD $550.)
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We would also like to purchase 242 copies of Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher's book "Bildungspflicht statt Schulzwang". (€5.90 each being €1430 in total) to hand over or send to each member of the regional education committees during this time. (This idea was previously tabled here in action point three.) Postage would instead be €500.
These education committees of party representatives in each German state decide upon educational legislature - these are the people who need to be convinced of the benefits of home education.
So thats €300 for step one or €2030 for both.
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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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