Media Coverage


Rachel Coleman, Homeschooled children are no less likely to die from child abuse, Des Moines Register, Sept. 14, 2017
Joel Kurtinitis, Attacks on homeschooling are short on facts, Des Moines Register, Sept. 10, 2017
More Students Choosing Home, Online Classes over Classrooms, WWL Radio, New Orleans, August 7, 2017
More Louisiana Families Are Home-Schooling, by Miranda Klein, The Town Talk, August 3, 2017
Marie K. Cohen, “States Should Forbid Homeschooling by Adoption Subsidy Recipients,” Chronicle of Social Change, June 28, 2017
“The Reality, Controversy, and Efficacy of Modern Homeschooling,” the Colin McEnroe Show, June 6, 2017
Rokia Hassanein, “Under the Guise of ‘Religious Freedom,’ Some Fundamentalist Homeschools and Day Care Centers May Be Subjecting Children to Harm,” Church & State, June 1, 2017
‘Heartbroken’ Iowa agency asks experts how to prevent child deaths, Des Moines Register, May 20, 2017
Dead Perry girl’s home was being monitored by state workers, Des Moines Register, May 16, 2017
Brian Emerson, Revived testing opt-out bill passes Senate with modifications; Home-school opt-out bill, Bismark Tribune, March 27, 2017.
Marie K. Cohen, Protect Homeschooled Children from Maltreatment, Chronicle of Social Change, March 25, 2017.
Amanda Moore, Protecting Home-Schooled Kids from Abuse: What Can States Do for Home-Schooled Children? Parent Herald, March 24, 2017.
Kansas Grandmother of Slain Boy Seeks Home Schooling Reform, Associated Press, March 20, 2017.
Katie Moore, Grandmother of Slain Boy Pushes for Homeschool Law Reform in Kansas, Topeka Capital Journal, March 18, 2017.
Lisa Grace Lednicer, These activists want greater home-school monitoring. Parent groups say no way., Washington Post, March 2, 2017.
Editorial, Keep Kids in School When Abuse Found, Lexington Herald-Leader, March 2, 2017.
Naomi Nix, Want Another Parent to Homeschool Your Child? Welcome to Georgia’s Homeschool Schools, The 74 Million, Feb. 28, 2017.
John Chevez, Bill to keep abused children in school faces uncertain future in Kentucky Senate, Kentucky New Era, Feb. 27, 2017.
Julie Strupp, What Betsy DeVos Means for Home Schooling Families, The Washingtonian, Feb. 22, 2017.
Doug Hines, When homeschooling is a rouse for child abuse, The Courier of Waterloo, Iowa, January 29, 2017.
Chris Weller, Americans are rejecting the ‘homeschool myth’, Business Insider, Jan. 23, 2017.
Lee Rood, Are abusive parents hiding behind Iowa’s home-school law? Des Moines Register, Jan. 21, 2017.
Carlos Garcia, Home schooling open house attracts attention, Gainesville Times, Jan. 19, 2017.
Jason Perez, Magnifying the Education System: The Education Turf War, HotChalk Education Network, Jan. 3, 2017


Protection or Privacy? by Eva P. Ingle, Wilkes Journal-Patriot, Nov. 28, 2016.
My Homeschooled Friend Killed Himself, And His Family Wouldn’t Talk About It, by Eleanor Skelton, Huffington Post, Oct. 5, 2016
Homeschooling Bill Clears First Hurdle, Ernice Gilbert, Virgin Islands Consortium, Oct. 5, 2016
Homeschool Bill Passes First Committee, Suzanne Carlson, Virgin Islands Daily News, Oct. 5, 2016
Senate Panel Approves Bill to Loosen Home School Regulations, by Bill Kossler, St. Croix Source, Oct. 4, 2016
“More Mid-Michigan Families Are Choosing to Home-School Their Children,” by Rilwan Balogun, WILX 10, Sept. 8, 2016.
Kentucky Districts Attract Homeschool Students with Online Courses, by Leo Doran, Education Week, July 13, 2016
Homeschool Ruling a Bad Day for Texas’ Homeschool Children, by Rachel Coleman and Ezra Husney, The Post Newspaper of Galveston County, July 12, 2016
Kentucky Schools Connect with Homeschool Kids via Online Courses, by Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald Leader, July 10, 2016
Confusion Abounds on How to Enroll Homeschooled Students to Play Sports in Public Schools, by Trisha Powell Crain, Alabama School Connection, July 5, 2016
Case adjourned against Calgary parents accused of murdering son, by Michael Franklin, CTV News Calgary, June 17, 2016
“She Didn’t Say Vagina”: Sex Ed in Fundamentalist Christian Homeschool, by Molly Oswaks, Broadly, June 21, 2016
School Checking Home School Residents against Sex Offender List, by Glenn M. Parris, Booneville Democrat, Arkansas, June 22, 2016
How Do You Monitor Homeschooling Parents? Welcome to the Wild West of Education Regulation, by Naomi Nix, The 74 Million, May 17, 2016
Alaska Has One of the Country’s Loosest Home-schooling Laws, by Tegan Hanlon, Alaska Dispatch News, May 8, 2016
Safeguards Needed When Home-Schoolers Play High School Sports by Leland Gordon, Record Searchlight, April 22, 2016
The Homeschool Lobby and the Dangers of Deregulation by Brendan Gaffney, Brown Political Review, April 14, 2016
Our View: Maine’s Homeschooling Laws Don’t Make The GradePortland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, April 8, 2016
Maine Parents Embracing the Lessons of HomeschoolingKennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, April 4, 2016
Hidden at Home WSBN Miami/Fort Lauderdale, March 7, 2016
‘Nobody Wants to Stop It’: When Abusive Parents Use Homeschooling to Sneak Under the Radar by Jessica McMaster, KSHB Kansas City, February 29, 2016
Beyond the Classroom: Alternative Educational Platforms: Home Schooling and Unschooling by Laurie Futterman, Miami Herald, Feb. 22, 2016


Janiya Thomas’ Case Does Not Prompt Sarasota Legislator to Consider Changes to Homeschool Laws, by Meghin Delaney, Bradenton Herald, Dec. 28, 2015
Homeschoolers Speak Out Following Death of Janiya Thomas, by Rick Adams, ABC 7, Dec. 9, 2015
Home-Schooling Offers Hope, by John Larabell, The New American, Dec. 8, 2015
Oversight-Hating Christian Homeschool Lobby Enables Tragedies like Kansas Dad Who Fed Boy to Pigs, by David Ferguson, Raw Story, Dec. 7, 2015
Deaths of Home-Schooled Kids across U.S. Shocking, but Lawmakers Reluctant to Create New Rules, by Bill Draper, Associated Press, Dec. 6, 2015
Lack of Accountability Leaves Some Oklahoma Home-Schoolers Behind, KGOU (Oklahoma City), Nov. 30, 2015
Texas Case Explores Home Schooling Regulations, HuffPost Live, Nov. 3, 2015
Local home-school families react to Texas Supreme Court caseCBS 19, Nov. 1, 2015
Can Texas Districts Require Proof that Homeschooled Children Are Learning? Los Angeles Times, Nov. 2, 2015
Do Home-Schooled Kids Actually Have To Learn, CBS News, Nov. 1, 2015
Tragic Death Leads National Group to Call for Changes in Florida Home School Law, ABC Action News, Oct. 23, 2015
Mom of Bradenton Girl Found Dead In Freezer Faces Another Charge, WFLA Channel 8, Oct. 21, 2015
Homeschool Advocates Concerned About Legal Loopholes After Bradenton Girl Goes Missing, Bradenton Herald, Oct. 21, 2015
Scrutinizing SD’s Home Schools, The Daily Republic, Sep. 26, 2015
Home Schooling: Basic Safeguards for Kids, Al Jazeera America, Sep. 23, 2015
Rise in Homeschooling: New Approaches, Fewer RegulationsThe Exchange NHPR, Sep. 22, 2015
The Frightening Power of the Home-Schooling Lobby, Slate, Aug. 27, 2015
Duggar Case Raises Questions on Risk, Reporting, Re-OffendingNew England Psychology, Aug. 21 2015
Rachel Coleman radio interview, Tommy Tucker of WWL First News in New Orleans, Aug. 31, 2015
Which Vaccination Exemptions Are Allowed By Alaska, Newsmax, Jul. 20, 2015
Michigan’s Homeschooling Law Comes Under Scrutiny, Detroit Free Press, Jun. 1, 2015
Rachel Coleman radio interview, The Mitch Albom Show, June 1, 2015
Rachel Coleman radio interview, Capital City Recap with Michael Cohen, June 1, 2015
Efforts to Regulate Home Schooling Rekindle Controversies, Education Week, May 12, 2015
Should Homeschool Players Play? TexasHSFootball.Com, April 21, 2015
A House Divided, Texas Observer, Apr. 20, 2015
The Troubling Push to Deregulate Homeschooling, Religion and Politics, Feb. 17, 2015
Homeschooling in Oklahoma: Views from the Inside, KFOR News Channel 4, Feb. 10, 2015
These States Don’t Require Vaccinations for Home-School Students, Huffington Post, Feb. 5, 2015
Editorial: Alabama Needs Reasonable Regulation of Home Schooling, The Montgomery Advertiser, Jan. 20, 2015
The deregulation of homeschooling? Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, WHYY, Jan. 13, 2015
As Home-School Numbers Rise, Regulation Falls, The Kansas City Star, Jan. 10, 2015
Editorial: Homeschooling Still Needs Reasonable Regulations, The Pitt News, Jan. 6, 2015
Homeschooling: More Pupils, Less Regulation, by Motoko Rich, New York Times, Jan. 4, 2015


Our View: Keep home-schooling standards, The Sentinel, Oct. 25, 2014
Bill that would end district-level review of homeschooling in Pennsylvania goes to Corbett, by Megan Harris, Trib Live, Oct. 24, 2014
Options and Support for Homeschooling Boom, by Carrie Marovich, Cabinet Report, Oct. 6, 2014
‘Anonymous Tip’: Homeschooling’s Obsession With ‘False’ Reports Of Child Abuse, by Josh Israel, Think Progress, Sept. 10, 2014
Why Conservative Christian Homeschoolers Are Fighting Standards That Don’t Apply To Them, by Josh Israel, Think Progress, August 26, 2014
Homeschool Debate: Back to School; How To Keep a Few Bad Apples from Spoiling the Bushel, by Daniel Devine, World Magazine, Aug. 22, 2014
Home Schooling: Do Parents Give Their Kids a Good Education? by Marcia Clemmitt, Congressional Quarterly Researcher, March 7, 2014
Talking to Heather Doney and Rachel Coleman About Child Abuse, the Quiverfull Movement and Homeschooling Policy Reform, by Rachel Lazerus, The Hairpin, March 5, 2014
Why Are Christian Fundamentalist Parents Allowed to Deny Their Kids Basic Literacy? by M. Dolon Hickmon, AlterNet, Jan. 23, 2014
Should Home-Schooling Be Regulated More? by David Martin, Al Jazeera America, Jan. 21. 2014


The Homeschool Apostates, by Kathryn Joyce, The American Prospect, Dec. 4, 2013
Hana’s Story: An Adoptee’s Tragic Fate, and How It Could Happen Again, by Kathryn Joyce, Slate, Nov. 9, 2013



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