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STF to determine whether to allow home education
June 13, 2015: The Jornal de Santa Catarina also covers the Supreme Court notice.

Supreme Court to decide if homeschool should be permitted
June 8, 2015: The Supremo Tribunal Federal, Brazil’s Supreme Court, will be taking up a case on Educação Domiciliar, or home education. See also the notice on the Supremo Tribunal Federal’s website.

Families Satisfied With No Homeschool Law
April 20, 2015: Although undefined in Brazilian legislation, families are increasingly able to homeschool with fewer and fewer difficulties.

Unprecedented decision puts young woman who studied at home in college
April 13, 2015: A homeschooled student has won the right according to a regional court in Brazil (Tribunal Regional Federal da 1a Região) to obtain the certificate of high school completion by passing the national exam at age 16, even though by law the exam is allowed only for students 18 and older.

Teenager studying at home can enter college according to the court
April 13, 2015: The Brazilian television network Globo interviews Lorena Dias.

Lorena Dias’ case shows the importance of family in education
April 13, 2015: Commentator Gilberto Dimenstein of Radio CBN Network in Brazil discusses the Brazilian court ruling on 17-year-old homeschooler Lorena Dias.


Alumni share homeschooling experiences, which is growing in Brazil
February 25, 2015: Folha, one of the largest newspapers in Brazil, interviews homeschool alumni to share their experience.

Brazil: Families Hope for a Homeschool Amendment
July 31, 2012: After a decade of fines and court cases for homeschooling, families in Brazil are hopeful as the climate steadily improves.

Persecuted Homeschoolers Wow Brazilians
June 1, 2012: Homeschoolers are drawing positive attention in Brazil by winning numerous prizes in academic contests.

Triumph of the State over Family: Brazilian Congress Reinforces Ban on Homeschooling
November 1, 2011: Brazil’s National Congress rejects for the third time a bill that would have authorized a parent’s right to choose to home educate their children.

Homeschooling in Brazil: An Introduction
March 7, 2011: A second generation homeschooler relates his experiences growing up in Brazil as a missionary kid and the recent founding of Brazil’s first national homeschool organization.

LifSiteNews.com: Brazilian Couple Receive Criminal Conviction for Homeschooling
March 26, 2010: Despite the fact that his children passed difficult government imposed tests, and even qualified for law school at the ages of 13 and 14, homeschooler Cleber Nunes and his wife Bernadeth have been slapped with fines equivalent to a total of $3,200 for refusing to submit their children to the Brazilian school system.

Homeschooling Bill in the Brazilian House of Representatives
February 5, 2010: A bill now in the Brazilian congress would authorize homeschooling, but would subject it to the same controls and oversight as public education.

LifeSiteNews.com: Brazilian Homeschoolers Score Surprise Victory in Showdown Against Government
In a surprise victory against government officials who sought to prosecute a homeschooling family for refusing to participate in the public school system, David and Jonatas Nunes have passed tests proving a high level of knowledge in a variety of subjects.

Last Days Watchman: Persecution in Brazil—Challenges and sufferings in the Brazilian homeschooling movement
Josue Bueno, his wife and their 9 children were ordered to submit to psychological treatment under social workers. Because of their homeschooling practices, state officials also threatened to remove their children.

LifeSiteNews.com: Homeschooling Showdown in Brazil—Children to be Tested by Court in Battle Over Educational Rights of Parents
Two homeschooled children face a battery of tests this week in a showdown between the Brazilian government and a Christian family over the educational rights of parents in the South American nation.

Last Days Watchman: Homeschooling in the Brazilian Congress
Recently Rep. Henrique Afonso introduced in the Brazilian Congress a bill intended to expand the freedom of parents to homeschool their children.

The Right to Choose Home Education in Brazil

From Chris Klicka to Brazilian Embassy official

Brazilian Embassy Official's Response to Chris Klicka About Home Schooling

Julio Severo's Response to the Brazilian Embassy

Home Schoolers in Brazil Need Your Help

Brazil's Home—schooling Ban Draws Outcry from U.S. Group

Brazil parents seek freedom to home school

Republic Protects Freedoms of Minority


 Country Information

Legal Status of home schooling: Undefined in Brazilian legislation. Please read this article for further details.

Compulsory attendance:6–14

Number of homeschoolers: 700 families

 Contact Information

Associação Nacional de Educação Domiciliar
Brazilian National Association for Homeschooling
Contact via email

Last Updated: January 16, 2015