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Homeschoolers Want Legal Vacuum Filled in Spain
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Compulsory Attendance: 6-16
Legal Status: In December 2010, the Spanish Constitutional Court handed down a sentence that leaves homeschoolers in an insecure legal position. In a case before the Constitutional Tribunal, the court denied parents the right to educate their children at home. It is still uncertain what effect this ruling will have upon homeschoolers in Spain.
The positive side of the ruling is that the Court also stated that there is nothing unconstitutional about homeschooling in and of itself, just that the current education law cannot be used to provide legal basis for the decision to homeschool. In its ruling, the court invites the Spanish legislature to write legislation concerning alternative education options, specifically, home education. Homeschoolers in Spain have the unique opportunity to encourage their lawmakers to take the advice of their country’s highest court and craft a positive homeschool law.
Please contact the groups listed below for further details.
Estimated number of homeschoolers: 2,000 families
ALE - Asociación por la Libre Educación
Phone: 34 96 335 6050
Last Updated: March 14, 2012