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Homeschool Harassment – An Open Letter to the Education Nationale de France

Homeschool Harassment – An Open Letter to the Education Nationale de France

Just recently, we received our convocation requiring our presence at our yearly homeschool harassment, I mean inspection. Contrary to previous years, we will not be inspected in our schoolroom. Instead, using the excuse of the moment (we're all sick and we're all gonna die!), we are required to go to the administrative offices of the Education Nationale in Calais. This is my open letter in response to the continued harassment we have suffered as homeschoolers who require oxygen to live. An Open Letter to the Education Nationale re: Homeschool Harassment Dear Education Minister & Agents of the State, We know...Read More
Can France Ban Homeschooling?

Can France Ban Homeschooling?

Only two years after the last fight, homeschooling families in France must take up arms again. The last reform hasn't even had a chance to be fully implemented. Yet the government is looking to create even stricter reforms. Most notably is the requirement of all children to attend school starting at age three. This effectively bans homeschooling. But can France ban homeschooling? Announcement to Ban Homeschooling In a televised announcement on October 2, 2020, President Macron declared that he would be limiting home instruction to very strict cases, notably for reasons of health. This measure would be implemented in response...Read More
Homeschooling in France is in Danger

Homeschooling in France is in Danger

There is a general panic going around the homeschool community in France. This after President Macron announced on live television on October 2, 2020, his plan for fighting radical Islam. This plan includes making school mandatory for everyone starting at age 3. Does this mean that homeschooling in France is in danger? In a word, yes. He is also quoted as saying that instruction at home will be "strictly limited, notably for health reasons." When will this happen? As early as September 2021, all children will be required to attend public school (or a private school recognized by the government). They...Read More