10 February, 2007

Action Call as German Homeschooled 17-year-old Sentenced to Child Psychiatry Unit

"The Canadian and American homeschool associations are calling their memberships to take action on the case of a homeschooled teenager in Germany who has been taken away from her family and placed in a child psychiatry unit.

Last Thursday, a 17-year-old homeschooled girl, Melissa Busekros, was forcibly removed from her parent's custody by over 15 police officers. The homeschooled girl has been placed in the child psychiatry unit of the Nuremberg clinic.

Home school legal defense explains the situation stressing that this is a case of Germany attempting to keep down a surge in the popularity of homeschooling which remains illegal in Germany. 'Homeschooling was first banned under Adolf Hitler, and that ban is still enforced today,' says the association.


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