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Homeschooling Pastor’s Jail Sentence Overturned
July 12, 2017: In a surprising move on Friday, June 7, a Cuban appeals court reversed the one-year jail sentence imposed on Pastor Ramón Rigal for homeschooling his children.

Could Trump’s New Cuba Policy Keep Homeschooling Father out of Jail?
June 29, 2017: A new focus by U.S. diplomats on promoting human rights in Cuba offers hope for a family facing criminal charges for homeschooling.

Rally Pressures Cuba to Free Homeschooling Family
May 23, 2017: Activists gathered last week outside the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C., to demand that the island nation honor its commitment to educational freedom.

Cuban Parents Sentenced, Judge Denounces “Capitalist” Homeschooling
April 26, 2017: In a trial more focused on defending state indoctination than delivering justice, Ramón Rigal has been sentenced to one year in prison for homeschooling his children.

Cuban Family to Go on Trial for Homeschooling
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Threatened With Jail, Cuban Homeschoolers Seek Asylum
March 30, 2017: A Cuban pastor and his wife have applied for asylum in the United States in hopes of avoiding jail time and the loss of their children as punishment for homeschooling.


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Compulsory attendance: 6-11

Legal Status: Homeschooling is Not Legal

The Constitution of Cuba says the following about education “The State guides, fosters, and promotes education, culture and sciences in all their manifestations‚Ķeducation is a function of the State, and free of charge‚ĶThe law specifies the formation and structure of the national system of education, as well as the scope of compulsory schooling, and defines the basic general training that every citizen must acquire, as a minimum.” (chapter V, article 39, http://www.constitutionnet.org/files/Cuba%20Constitution.pdf)