This may cause you to gasp: "The European Court of Human Rights gave another setback to German homeschoolers by affirming that the interests of the State trump the rights of parents to educate their children. Yesterday, the Court denied a request from the parents of Joshua and Rebekka Konrad to rule Germany’s ban on homeschooling violates their human rights as parents to educate their own children under the European Convention on Human Rights."
Protest, people, protest.
More globaloney: One ed reform organization is concerned that American students aren't meeting international standards, because a steady diet of junk food academics is being served. It's no secret that the hardier 'meat and potatoes' menu in the schools of so-called third-world nations yield better results. (HT: Judy Aron.)