Homeschooling in Delaware

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Delaware Laws Regulating Home Education
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Summaries and Explanations of Delaware Homeschooling Laws Back to Top
Delaware Home School Laws
HSLDA
The Home School Legal Defense Association provides a brief summary of the homeschooling laws in Delaware. Includes a link to a legal analysis of laws relating to homeschooling in Delaware.

Delaware Statutes Back to Top
Delaware Statute - Title 14, Part 1, Chapter 27, 2701-2704.
Education - Free Public Schools. Chapter 27 - School Attendance. Subchapter I - School Attendance Requirements. This statute pertains to exemptions for those parents who chose to educate their children at home. See specifically sections 2703 (Private school attendance or other educational instruction) and 2703A (Homeschools defined). Section 2704 pertains to reporting requirements.

Case Law & Legal Opinions Back to Top
Pierce v. Society of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
In Pierce v. Society of the Sisters, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "the fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments of this Union repose excludes any general power of the state to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers only. The child is not the creature of the state."


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