April 24, 2007
Do you know Melissa Busekros?
If you only read mainstream media sources, you don't.
But what you won't get are many results from mainstream media sources. The Christian Science Monitor is one of the few outlets to pick up what is surely the hottest topic in Christian home-schooling circles.
The background: After the German government tried for two years to get Melissa's family to stop home-schooling the 15 year old, officials removed her from her home in February, put her in a foster home, and sent her to psychiatric treatment for "school phobia."
Seems like a nice hook for a news story in the mainstream press, if they've been waiting for one.