State Laws
Read the laws regulating home education in Delaware and browse through the case law and legal opinions relating to those laws, along with government publications relating to homeschooling and summaries of the laws.
Summaries and Explanations of Delaware Homeschooling Laws
Delaware Home School Laws
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 Pertaining to Home Education
Home School Laws from HSLDA
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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 and Legal Opinions
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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