That is a damn shame that a little girl was killed. Most likely there were either new laws resulting from that and/or changes in procedures at the schools to increase awareness of such abuse.
It is an ongoing probable because of the Welfare Class being generally without a father in the home. Abuse of the children in those homes is an epidemic.
That is where society’s concern should be centered.
But people should not be able to claim they are home schooling when they are just neglecting the child. Or worse.
Government schools are run by people who think they care about the children. But present a schoolteacher or administrator with the bill for a single semester of college tuition, and see how fast they backpedal from any thought of actually being committed to that child. But long before it comes time for college, a child's education is critically dependent on parental support of the child's education and educators. So a child lacking in home support won't come out of school with much of an education in any event.
Sending a child to government school is the path of least resistance for the parent. So homeschooling isn't neglect but its opposite. It is the maximum parental involvement in the child's education.
Yes indeed, any incident of child abuse to anything like the extent of the worst examples is a horror. But preventing the people who are most responsible for the way a child turns out from having the authority to educate that child is also an abuse. And make no mistake, no other adult can be relied on more than the child's own family. "Child Protective Services" is a desperate gamble for a child, and only appropriate when you are sure that the child has no protector at home. Which brings us, of course, to the issue of the single-parent family, and the live-in boyfriend . . .And the sabotaging of the place of the father in the family.