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Home Schooling in Europe:
Michal Semin—Part II

Volume 16, Program 18
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Home schooling has been declared legal in all 50 states. But what about the rest of the world? Mike Farris, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association, discusses the global future of home schooling this week on Home School Heartbeat.

    Mike Farris:
    We’re back again today with my friend Michal Semin from Prague in the Czech Republic. Michal is the director of the Civic Institute which is a think tank, conservative organization that is a very significant influence in the Czech Republic. He’s also founded with his wife the Czech home school organization. Michal, what’s the name of your organization in the Czech language?

    Michal Semin:
    Well, Michael, for those who want to try this difficult pronunciation. It’s called the Spolecnost pratel domaci skoly.

    Mike Farris:
    And the translation is?

    Michal Semin:
    The translation is basically The Society of Friends of Home Education or Home Schooling.

    Mike Farris:
    Michal, why are families interested in home schooling in the Czech Republic?

    Michal Semin:
    Well, it’s because the gradual deterioration of the official school system and the lack, especially for the Christian families, the lack of solid Christian education in the official school system. So for many of the families. I would say 95% of the families that are involved are Christian families. And for them it is one of the best options they can take.

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