California Assembly Bill 2756 Opens Conversation on Homeschooling

For Immediate Release: As long as homeschooling takes place under the private school law, homeschools should be required to follow that law Canton, Ma., 02/21/2018—Last week Assemblyman Jose Medina introduced Assembly Bill 2756, which would require homeschools in California to be inspected annually by the local fire department or the … Continue reading

Jennifer I.: “All that was required was a note every year”

“Most of my homeschooled peers were much like me, in that they were handed a textbook and then expected to essentially teach themselves from grade eight on.” I was homeschooled from K-12 alongside my siblings by my mother, initially due to concerns about the quality of the local school district, … Continue reading

Hawaii SB 2323 Is a Positive Step toward Protecting Homeschooled Children

For Immediate Release: Senate Bill 2323 is a productive response to a nationwide pattern of abusive parents misusing homeschooling to hide abuse Canton, Ma. 02/07/2018—This week, Hawaii State Senator Kaiali’i Kahele introduced Senate Bill 2323, which would create a screening process designed to ensure that children with elevated risk factors … Continue reading

New Hampshire: Don’t Exempt Homeschooled Children from the Protection of Child Labor Laws

For Immediate Release: Exempting homeschooled children from the state’s child labor laws renders them vulnerable to exploitation Canton, Ma., 01/25/2018—Lawmakers in New Hampshire are considering legislation—House Bill 1321—that would exempt homeschooled children from the bulk of the state’s child labor law. “Homeschooled children, like other children, need time for their … Continue reading

West Virginia Lawmakers Should Grant Homeschooled Students Sports Access

For Immediate Release: Access to public school athletics programs provides homeschooled students with substantial benefits Canton, Ma. 01/25/2018—On January 10th, West Virginia lawmakers again introduced legislation designed to grant homeschooled students access to public school athletic programs. Currently, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission requires student athletes to be … Continue reading

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 conditions, not enough food, some chained to furniture? The house was a … Continue reading

New Hampshire House Bill 1650 Would Legalize Educational Neglect

For Immediate Release: Removing failure to educate from the definition of a neglected child would remove only layer of accountability remaining for homeschoolers Canton, Ma., 01/15/2018—New Hampshire House Bill 1650, which would remove “failure to provide the education required by law” from the state’s definition of a neglected child, would … Continue reading

Thirteen Starved, Chained California Children were Homeschooled

For Immediate Release: Lax homeschool laws give parents the ability to isolate their children, hide abuse Canton, Ma., 01/16/2018—The Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE), a national nonprofit group that advocates for homeschooled children, has learned that the thirteen Turpin children, found emaciated and chained in a home in Perris, … Continue reading