Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Child abuse of public, private, and home schooled students
In a new memo, Brian D. Ray "reviews available empirical evidence related to abuse rates of public school, private school, and homeschool students by school personnel and by parents." He shows that "an estimated 10 percent (or more) of public and private schoolchildren experience sexual maltreatment at the hands of school personnel, and in addition, some schoolchildren are abused by their parents. The limited evidence available shows that homeschooled children are abused at a lower rate than are those in the general public, and no evidence shows that the home educated are at any higher risk of abuse."