Fairfield Abuse Case Highlights Lack of Oversight for Homeschooling

For Immediate Release: The rescue of ten homeschooled children from a life of torture comes following other concerning cases and a new provoking study Canton, Ma., 05/21/2018—Officials are accusing Ina Rogers and Jonathan Allen, of Fairfield, California, of torturing their ten children, ages 4 months to 12 years, for “a … Continue reading

Many Homeschool Families Have Past Child Welfare Reports, CT Study Finds

For Immediate Release: New data suggests cases where homeschooling is used to hide child abuse or neglect are disturbingly common Canton, Ma., 05/18/2018—Last month, the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) released a report finding that 36% of children withdrawn from school to be homeschooled between 2013 and 2016 … Continue reading

Connecticut Study Finds High Rates of Past Child Welfare Reports Among Homeschooling Families

In late April, the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate released a report based on data from six school districts, finding that 36% of students removed from school to be homeschooled from 2013 to 2016 lived in families subject to past accepted reports of child abuse or neglect. This report … Continue reading

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

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

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

Florida Lawmakers Should Support Homeschooled Children, Not Leave Them Adrift

For Immediate Release: Proposed legislation would limit protections for a homeschooled children when they are needed most Canton, Ma., 01/11/2018—The Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE), a national nonprofit that advocates for homeschooled children, has concerns about House Bill 731 and Senate Bill 732, which would limit school districts’ authority … Continue reading

Factless Attack on Facts Falls Flat: A response to Joel Kurtinitis’ Op-Ed in the Des Moines Register

Joel Kurtinitis’ opinion piece, “Attacks on homeschooling are short on facts,” published in the Des Moines Register on September 8, 2017, was missing some facts of its own. Kurtinitis claimed that the “neither the Federal Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities nor the Mayo Clinic mentions homeschooling in … Continue reading