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How HSLDA Talks About Abuse

In 2012, HSLDA opposed a New Jersey bill that would have allowed the Division of Family and Youth Services (DFYS) to determine whether children under their "care, supervision, or custody" should be prohibited from homeschool. The main reason this bill was introduced is that children who are homeschooled are not seen regularly by mandatory reporters in the way children who attend school are, and therefore children who are vulnerable or at risk of abuse may benefit from being in school. A perusal … [Read more...]


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HSLDA Explains Its Complicity in Child Abuse Coverup: We’re Not the Police Force of the Homeschooling Movement

HSLDA has finally responded to The Old Schoolhouse scandal. As you may remember, this scandal involves prominent homeschool speakers and publishers Paul and Gena Suarez hiding and covering up child sexual abuse and protecting child molesters from exposure. Earlier this year Gena Suarez's sister and fellow homeschool speaker, Jenefer Igarashi, became so concerned by her sister's actions that she determined she had to do something about it and reached out to other homeschool leaders, including … [Read more...]


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In Which HSLDA Conducts a Child Abuse “Investigation”

I recently came upon something posted on HSLDA's site some years ago that I found interesting, in light of what I have written about HSLDA in the past. HSLDA releases stories of the cases it handles in various states, partly to keep its members apprised of what it does and partly to encourage people to stay members. Anyway, this incident happened in Kentucky. Here is how it starts: Coming home at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday this summer, the Wall family were puzzled to see a sheriff's car and another … [Read more...]


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Where We Are on HSLDA, Homeschooling, and Child Abuse

This has been a crazy couple of weeks, to be honest. I never expected that HSLDA would respond to my posts or that people would come out of the woodwork angry about the blind eye HSLDA has turned toward the issue of child abuse in homeschooling families. Some people have even rephrased this whole thing as "Libby Anne vs. HSLDA." I've put together a page bringing together everything I've written on homechooling, child abuse, and HSLDA recently---feel free to take a look.So where are we, … [Read more...]


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Posts on Homeschooling, HSLDA, Abuse, and Neglect

I've used this page to collect together things I've written on HSLDA and things I've written on child abuse and educational neglect in homeschooling families. See also the page I've created with links and resources on child abuse in homechooling. HSLDA and Child Abuse Series: HSLDA and Child Abuse: An Introduction HSLDA's Fight against Child Abuse Reporting HSLDA's Stonewalling of Child Abuse Investigations HSLDA's Defense of Child Abuse HSLDA and the Deregulation of … [Read more...]


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HSLDA’s Defense of Child Abuse

This post is part of a series examining the role of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) in aiding and abetting child abuse. I have previously looked at HSLDA's efforts to prevent the reporting of child abuse and their efforts to stonewall child abuse investigations. In this post I will turn to HSLDA's defense of child abuse.HSLDA has made a name for itself defending parents' right to spank their children and spends a good bit of its time and energy monitoring and opposing new … [Read more...]


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HSLDA’s Stonewalling of Child Abuse Investigations

This is the third post in a series on the role the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) plays in aiding and abetting child abuse. In the last post I wrote about HSLDA's efforts to decrease the reporting of child abuse; in this post I will write about the role HSLDA has played in encouraging the obstructing of child abuse investigations. In a nutshell, HSLDA encourages its member families to do whatever they have to to prevent social workers from talking to their children alone, has … [Read more...]


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