Erica Parsons: The Hallmarks of a Homeschool Child Torture Case

The story of Erica Parsons, the little North Carolina girl who was homeschooled, tortured and then missing for years, may seem like it has come to a close today as charges were finally brought against her adoptive parents… Read More

Homeschool, Disability and Homicide: The Story of Erica Parsons

UPDATE: Sandy and Casey Parsons indicted for killing and dismembering Erica: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article201056599.html The autopsy results for Erica have been made public and indicate she died from homicidal violence:  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article193791169.html Erica Parsons, for those who have not been following the story,… Read More

Victimization of Autistic Children: The Savannah Leckie Case

Autistic people are more likely to be victims of violent crime. The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) states in its online literature that  “…the safety of autistic people is a critical concern for autistic self-advocates, federal and state government agencies, parents, and other stakeholders.”… Read More

Listen to Rachel Coleman on Press Play KCRW

Listen to Rachel Coleman on Press Play with Madeleine Brand. (We’re sorry, we don’t currently have a written transcript of the broadcast. If that’s something you’d like to help with, let us know)

Rachel Coleman’s Interview on KNX1070

Listen to Executive Director, Rachel Coleman’s interview with KNX1070 opposite Mike Smith of HSLDA. Transcript below: TRANSCRIPT BEGINS AT 00:16. CHARLES FELDMAN: Inspections: Would inspections have discovered the home in Perris where thirteen siblings were found in torturous… Read More

NCES Data Points to Changing Homeschool Demographics

Every four years, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) conducts its National Household Education Survey. Beginning in 1999, the NCES has collected data on homeschooling as part of this survey. This data offers the most comprehensive statistical… Read More

Fund Our Groundbreaking Homeschool Study!

There are an estimated two million children being homeschooled in the United States today—and researchers, policymakers, and educators have no idea how they’re doing. At a time when education is assessed and measured everywhere, homeschooled kids remain invisible:… Read More

Child Abuse, Homeschooling, and the CECANF Report

Last October, sixteen-year-old Natalie Finn of West Des Moines, Iowa, died of starvation and severe abuse at the hands of her parents, who homeschooled her to conceal her abuse. After meeting with officials from Iowa’s Department of Human… Read More

Buy a Book and Support CRHE!

Author M Dolon Hickman is donating the proceeds from 13:24 | A Story of Faith and Obsession, to CRHE until December 31st! You can buy his book for yourself or as a gift and support CRHE at the same… Read More

Voice Your Support for CRHE!

We have recently added a new feature to our website—a new way for individuals supportive of our mission to voice that support and contribute to our efforts. Our Signatures section allows individuals—including homeschool alumni, homeschooling parents, and others—to show… Read More