I hope it's okay I post about this although it's not a question about unschooling!
Anyone who has a second to spare, would you please consider signing this petition for a Swedish 8 year old boy who was taken away from his parents by the social services because he was home-schooled!
I know a petition might not help much, but at least it's something!
It is completely outrageous as there is no abuse or anything like that involved. The family had sold everything and were moving to India when the police came and stopped them. Here's a little bit information about it.
"During June of this year, Swedish officials boarded a plane bound for India and removed Dominic Johansson from his parents' custody without a warrant or reasonable cause to believe that he was being harmed. Their reasoning? Dominic was being home schooled, which is permitted by Swedish law, and his parents had also legally opted out of giving him standard vaccinations.
On December 17, after being kept in state custody for several months with minimal visitation from his parents, a Swedish court UPHELD this decision and reduced the parents' visitation hours to a one-hour visit every five weeks.
It is an outrage that a "free" country would rip apart this family simply because they do not conform with the government's mold. This egregious human rights violation needs to be rectified IMMEDIATELY. The social workers who made this decision ought to be dismissed and Dominic restored to his parents with an official apology.
More information on this case is available at: http://www.hslda.org/hs/international/Sweden/200912220.asp"
Thanks and all the best,