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Homeschoolers Want Legal Vacuum Filled in Spain
April 24, 2013: Families in Spain fight for a legal framework to support families who choose to homeschool.

Another Court Ruling on Homeschooling
December 19, 2012: The Granada Provincial Court in Spain ruled against licensed teachers who kept their son from the public school to homeschool him yet also stated that the parent’s actions did not constitute criminal behavior. (Spanish)

International Homeschooling—Watch Video from a Dozen Countries
January 2, 2012: Homeschoolers from across Europe gathered for a meaningful time of sharing experiences and learning about the homeschool laws in other countries.

Homeschool Leader Interviews
November 16, 2011: Hear about the current homeschool situations in a number of European countries, recorded at a recent European conference.

Spanish Court Drops Charges Against Homeschooling Family
September 16, 2011: The Christian Post documents the recent court victory in Spain.

Court Victory: “Thank Heaven and Thank HSLDA”
September 13, 2011: An online petition and a legal brief proved instrumental as a Spanish court dropped charges against the González family.

Homeschooling Situation Becoming Urgent
September 9, 2011: HSLDA asks members and friends to support Spanish homeschoolers as authorities in Spain grow increasingly hostile toward home education.

Homeschooling Challenged in Spain
August 29, 2011: Another Spanish family is in court for homeschooling. HSLDA urges members and friends to support them by signing an online petition.

Court Drops Charges Against Family
April 28, 2011: A Spanish court dropped the case against a homeschool family after receiving hundreds of letters and emails from HSLDA families and homeschoolers around the world.

Family Facing Legal Difficulties
February 7, 2011: After a December ruling that denied parents the right to homeschool in Spain, homeschoolers are facing legal difficulties. Please write the court today to help show that homeschooling is a positive and accepted form of education around the world.

Spain Holds First National Congress on Homeschooling
November 22, 2010: The first—ever homeschool congress in Spain drew attention to a “booming” method of education and brought together supporters of homeschooling.


 Country Information

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


 Contact Information & Resources

ALE - Asociación por la Libre Educación
Association for Free Education
POC: Daragh McInerney
Email: daraghmci@hotmail.com

Phone: 34 96 335 6050
Avenida de la plata 63, pta 1
Valencia 46006
SPAIN

Last Updated: May 23, 2014