New constitutional protection for homeschoolers

Puerto Rico is now the first among U.S. states and territories to recognize homeschooling as a fundamental right, thanks to a law signed by Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares on June 7…

Currently in Puerto Rico, homeschooling families are exempt from public school attendance under the non-governmental entity school’s exemption. However, this action on the part of the legislature and governor will ensure that homeschooling families have the highest constitutional protections, just as we all do for rights such as free speech and free association…

By recognizing homeschooling as a fundamental right—the highest constitutional protection available—Puerto Rico has declared the value and importance of educational freedom. We applaud the efforts of all those who made this historic event possible.

Quote source

Smith, M. (2017) Puerto Rico Declares Homeschooling a Fundamental Right. Homeschool Legal Defense Association. Available https://hslda.org/hs/state/pr/201706200.asp. Last accessed 5th Jul 2017

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