Cosmopolitan: International Freedom in Education Day
Here's a portion of an email I received from a home educator and a doctoral candidate in the UK:
"An International Freedom in Education Day (IFED), an idea originating this year in France, is proposed for Saturday, September 15th, 2007.
The aim is to promote the idea of the importance of free choice in education, and to spread information about the alternative ways of learning that are available, or are being fought for in various countries.
The focus will be on Home Education, but we also welcome alternative and free schools to take part in this global event.
In Paris, a giant picnic on the theme of home education is planned, preceded by a press conference on September 10th.
In London, a Home Education Fair is planned. For more details please contact: homeeducationfair@ hotmail.com
In Vienna, an evening event on September 7th, will be dedicated for a discussion of Freedom in Education, and the practice of home education and unschooling."