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Authorities Legalize Homeschooling for Pilot Group
January 8, 2019: Island authorities are watching a pilot group of homeschoolers in order to support the movement and establish equitable education laws.

Family Denied Permission to Homeschool in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
A family’s right to homeschool is being challenged by local authorities on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.

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Compulsory attendance: 4–18

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling is not technically recognized by law. The Compulsory Education Act states that school attendance is mandatory for all children. The law, however, permits exemption from the compulsory education requirement in cases where the parents have religious or philosophical convictions against the direction of the schools on the respective island. To gain an exemption, parents must submit a formal request and receive an exemption from the island government. Unfortunately, exemptions are rarely granted, as education officials state that there are “sufficient public schools” on the island.

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Last Updated: January 1, 2016