This is one of those stories where you go...it HAS to be fake right?
According to a Vice News report, a couple in Ohio is responsible for what is essentially a Nazi homeschooling program.
The 'Dissident Homeschool' program distributes 'neo-Nazi lesson plans' on something called Telegram in an effort to help turn kids into 'Wonderful Nazis.'
I told you it was unbelievable!
The couple, who go by 'Mr. and Mrs. Saxon,' reportedly from Sandusky, Ohio, appeared on a neo-Nazi podcast called 'Achtung Amerikaner' and discussed their lesson plans, which they teach their own four children (great, they procreated) and they plan to distribute to more than 2,400 others.
They've been operating the Dissident Homeschool program since October 2021 and 'Mrs. Saxon', says she and her husband launched it because they, according to Vice...
"...were having a rough time finding Nazi-approved school material for our homeschooled children."
Vice has identified Mr. and Mrs. Saxon as Logan and Katja Lawrence, and you really should read more about how they identified them, it's fantastic.
The group shares classroom schedules, homework assignments and lesson plans with other parents. They openly embrace Nazi ideology and promote white supremacy, and discourage parents from letting their children mix with other races. Admins of the group regularly use anti-semitic, racist and homophobic slurs and quote Hitler and other Nazi leaders regularly in public forums.
How can this happen? Well, according to Vice:
"Under Ohio state laws, the Lawrences simply have to inform the local superintendent that they want to homeschool their children and agree to abide by certain broad conditions in order to legally keep their children out of public schools."
What to know what those 'broad conditions' are? Parents who intend to homeschool must:
- provide 900 hours of instruction per year with a requirement to teach a set number of topics including the basics: language, reading, spelling, writing, geography, history, math, science, health and physical education.
- notify the superintendent every year they intend to homeschool
- provide an assessment of the students' work
After that, parents are completely responsible for choosing the curriculum and course of study, providing the educational materials and for teaching their children. Parents can not be forced to teach a curriculum that's contrary to their religious beliefs.
After Vice reported about the homeschool program, local station WKRC reported that state lawmakers are openly condemning and calling for investigations into the practice and the Ohio Department of Education is reviewing the situation.