Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
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Laura Dekker movie:
Do you know that initially his voyage was initially previewed to be made in a 8.30m sailboat, a Hurley 800?
That Laura, daughter of divorced fathers, had been prevented to leave school by the child protection authorities for about a year? That she was not allowed by the Dutch naval authorities to skipper the boat and to evade that she was given as a missing person to the Police?
That she intended to start her voyage from Portugal and was prevented to do so because she had not the required age to skipper a boat?
Independently of the sailing achievement Laura Dekker is an interesting case in what regards education responsibility and father's freedom of choice and social responsability in what regards children education.
On most countries there is a minimum required schooling age where they are forced to attend to school (compulsory education) and have no permission to work. On more civilized countries that age is between 16 and 18.
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Last edited by PCP; 12-14-2013 at 07:15 AM.