June 25, 2017

HSLDA: Swedish Pol to Social Services Minister: Take Homeschooled Kids!

Swedish Pol to Social Services Minister: Take Homeschooled Kids!

“The law should be amended so that social services are able to intervene when children are kept away from school by their parents.”

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.

Lotta Edholm

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.” Read more…


Jonas Himmelstrand
“Home education is an effective and perfectly legitimate way for children to learn. Edholm’s argument is totalitarian and breaches fundamental democratic principles.” 


Michael Donnelly
“Sweden’s educational policy is becoming increasingly totalitarian. A country that does not permit home education is not really a free country.”
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