Here’s a news item that’s been debated at Castle Frostbite recently:
Germany has compulsory public school attendance–no exceptions of any kind. Parents who refuse to send their kids to the public schools are subject to increasingly severe fines, prison time, and (eventually) loss of parental custody. The family in question objects to public schooling because the textbooks in German schools contain materials that are “objectionable to the family’s values.”
Should they be granted asylum? Are they in danger of persecution for their beliefs? Or should they be sent back to Germany, and be forced to put their kids into public school? If you were the immigration judge in that particular case, how would you decide?
(I’m putting up a poll, but feel free to explain your choice in the comment section.)