This is why I oppose any and all homeschooling laws in this country. If you give an inch, bureaucrats will take a mile.
German authorities have basically kidnapped a 15 year old girl, because her parents violated the law by homeschooling her. The worst part is the charge made by her father that the local papers aren't covering the story because "It is about a personal affair that is not of public interest." Gosh, that infuriates me.
I suppose that Jewish family that was "detained" in 1932 didn't interest the public either. Nor that other Jewish family, or that Christian family that hid them...
It also wasn't a public issue when authorities came knocking on someone's door and took away their mentally handicapped relative. Just a personal, private affair. Not my business, not yours. Keep it out of the papers, mind your own business.
You would think that the Germans would have learned that lesson long ago. Oh, no. The law is the law - right or wrong. And violators of the law, even an unjust law, deserve punishment. That is the German mentality, witnessed first-hand by me. Thank goodness I live in a country where enough people think the laws (at least traffic laws!) are somewhat optional. And thank goodness there is usually some media outlet for every outrageous governmental decision.