Tag: educational neglect

Sage N.: “My parents were clearly unprepared to be teachers”

“Some level of oversight would have really helped me because I think my parents would have felt compelled to keep up with my education far more than they did, and it may well have prevented my experience from… Read More

Hope M.: “I don’t even know how many people knew we existed”

“There were certainly several years in which we didn’t take any sort of test. There was no way for me, as a child, to connect with anyone outside of my household. There was no way for anyone to… Read More

Danielle C.: “The state never followed up on my education”

“Enforcing the current requirements that Indiana has in place could help to prevent children like me from slipping through the cracks.” As Gloria Steinem said, “The final stage of healing is using what happens to you to help… Read More

Alumni Group to AR: Address Homeschool Educational Neglect

For Immediate Release: Revisions to Arkansas’ educational neglect statute should include protections for homeschooled students Canton, Ma., 02/21/2019—The Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE), a national nonprofit organization founded by homeschool alumni to advocate for homeschooled children, is… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

The “Unsocialized Homeschooler” and “Uneducated Homeschooler” Narratives

Last month, I dealt with the narratives that surround homeschooled elite athletes like Simone Biles, musical wunderkind, and homeschoolers who attend college early or gain admission to Ivy League schools. Like many other homeschooled students I knew, I… Read More

Statement Regarding McIntyre v. El Paso Independent School District

For Immediate Release: Texas School Districts Must Be Permitted to Protect Homeschooled Children’s Right to an Education Canton, Ma., 11/03/2015 — Yesterday the Texas Supreme Court heard McIntyre v. El Paso Independent School District, a case centered around… Read More

Virginia School Boards and the State’s Religious Exemption

Recent events in Goochland County, Virginia, have pitted religious homeschooling parents against the right of their children to have their religious beliefs heard. In Virginia, parents can homeschool through their local school district, with annual notification and testing… Read More

Cynthia Jeub: “I wasn’t really taught anything after I was ten years old”

“In the state of Colorado, homeschooled students are required to take placement tests every couple of years. There’s an exemption for parents who are certified teachers. My dad had a bachelor’s degree in English, and had taught it briefly, so we never took any tests.”