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The Romeike Case

Vol. 115, Prg. 36–40
April 8–12, 2013

The German homeschooling Romeike family sought asylum in the United States so they could keep homeschooling. Now the U.S. government is threatening to send them back to Germany, where they will be forced to stop homeschooling. Mike Farris explains how you can help, on this week’s Home School Heartbeat.

“If one nation is allowed to ban homeschooling and persecute people the way the Romeikes are being persecuted, then we are affected as well . . . this is a real call for homeschoolers to stand together.” —Mike Farris

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Finding Homeschool Freedom
Is Homeschooling an Individual Liberty?
Ripple Effects on American Homeschoolers
Is Germany Violating Human Rights?
How to Help the Romeikes
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Michael P. Farris

Michael Farris is the chancellor of Patrick Henry College and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He was the founding president of each organization.

Farris is a constitutional appellate litigator who has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of 13 states.

He has been a leader on Capitol Hill for over 30 years and is widely known for his leadership on homeschooling, religious freedom, and the preservation of American sovereignty. At Patrick Henry College, Farris teaches constitutional law, public international law, and coaches PHC’s Moot Court team which has won six national championships. A prolific author, Farris has been recognized with a number of awards including the Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship by the Heritage Foundation and as one of the “Top 100 Faces in Education for the 20th Century” by Education Week magazine. Mike and Vickie Farris have 10 children and 14 grandchildren.

James R. Mason

Home School Legal Defense Association Senior Counsel Jim Mason has defended homeschoolers from truant officers, school superintendents, and social workers in courts and administrative tribunals all over the country. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Oregon State University and his law degree at Regent University. Jim served in the United States Navy and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He and his wife, Debbie, have homeschooled all of their seven children. Their oldest son is a student at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. They live in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

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