Commentary

Homeschooling’s Invisible Children (HIC) is primarily a database of cases, listed without analysis. The HIC project is focused on stating the facts rather than on providing commentary. The Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE), which operates HIC, provides more analysis and advocacy, conducting research based on this database and other sources. However, HIC hosts a few pages which include analysis, which are linked here.

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Some Preliminary Data on Homeschool Child Fatalities - We are frequently asked why we focus on abuse in homeschool settings when children who attend school are also victims of abuse and neglect. We support efforts to better protect all abused and neglected children, regardless of how they are educated. However, current systems for detecting and preventing child abuse often assume that school-age children will attend school. As former... Read more »
Comparative Statistics and Risk Factors - We here at HIC sometimes receive comments, input, or criticism from readers. These letters can provide an excellent opportunity for hashing out various issues at play in our work as advocates for abused and neglected homeschooled children. In this post we will respond point-by-point to a recent comment, touching on such issues as comparative rates of abuse and various risk... Read more »