Wait, what? These are germans were talking about, right? Because Mr Connor is talking about them like they are Americans, or like it is our responsibility to provide home schooling to the entire world. The germans seem like a pretty democratic-minded group. Do we really need to refer to their anti-home school ideas as:
"utterly repellent to everything we believe as Americans"
A better approach for this family would be to educate germans about the wonders of home schooling and try and change the prevailing attitude and/or law. How did we get in the middle of this german disagreement?