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Arrested, Trapped—Police Crack Down on Homeschool “Rebels”
April 16, 2019: HSLDA is asking President Donald J. Trump to help persecuted homeschooling families in Cuba, including several parents who have been arrested.

Cuba Still Sees Homeschooling as a Threat
January 25, 2019: Families who choose to homeschool in Cuba risk harassment and criminal charges.

Warm Greetings from a Persecuted Church in Guantanamo, Cuba
October 15, 2017: A homeschool advocate from Sweden visits the Rigal family and their church in Cuba and finds striking similarities (Swedish language).

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.

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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,