School attendance in Germany is mandatory. Not only education ist compulsory but also visiting a school (for 10 years). Beside Sweden Germany is the only country in Europa with such a strict law. But there are some signs of change, for example the establishing of the Bundesverband Natürlich lernen e.V. The Association calls for „Learning in Freedom“ („Bildung in Freiheit“) and the mass media starts to recognise them, like today at the Tagesspiegel, a newspaper from Berlin, published a story about four young people who did homeschooling. And they did successfully. I really appreciate that article!