Those who want to regulate homeschoolers have sometimes pointed to child abuse of children kept at home. Homeschooling is not synonymous with a child at home, nor is there any evidence that homeschooled children are at greater risk of abuse than the general public. The videos below discuss the tragic case of Matthew Tirado. Matthew was an autistic teen who was a public school student reported as truant. State agencies failed to do their due diligence to investigate his well-being and Matthew died of malnutrition.
HOMESCHOOLING AND ABUSE