Chinese Christian Homeschool Parent Faces Court

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Christian parents are watching a lawsuit filed by China’s communist government against a Christian mother who chose to homeschool her child.

The China Aid group says Fan Ruzhen refused public education for her child, choosing homeschooling or Christian schooling instead.

Because of her choice, officials summoned her several times and threatened to revoke her government-provided allowance.

Mrs Ruzhen refused to comply so the government filed a lawsuit against her in September last year.

During the first court hearing in December, Fan recited her rights and defended her competence to educate her child.

Five teachers also provided statements supporting Christian education as a solid alternative to public schooling.

The judge has suggested the two parties reach a settlement but so far the government has refused.

More and more Christians in China are choosing to homeschool their children, and several of them are paying close attention to the case.

 

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