Lawmakers in Puerto Rico are the first among U.S. States and Territories to declare homeschooling a fundamental right.

According to HSLDA, “[the] issue was settled for parents in Puerto Rico when the new law, Legislative Act P. del. S. 255, declared homeschooling itself to be a fundamental right.

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.”

HSLDA president Mike Smith credits local counsel Carlos Perez for the “monumental victory”.

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