This isn’t local news, but felt it was important to share. Stories like this make me thankful that Home Education is a valid, legal option in the UK with minimal interference from the government (where possible – some LA’s do like to try and flex their muscles!). With thanks to Neil T for sharing this:
This is an interview earlier in March this year conducted in Ireland of Jonas Himmelstrand, home educator persecuted by the Swedish government and driven into exile in neighbouring Finland.
Theirs is a pretty chilling situation, shared only really by HE’ors in Germany.
It contains a request for help by writing to the Swedish embassy in our own countries in support of this family, and also to network this link: