Mar 19 2017
Tell Cuba to STOP violating families’ freedom to homeschool | Sign this petition!
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Petition to: Cuban Embassy in Washington – D.C.
To Whom It May Concern at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.,
I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the Cuban government’s treatment of Ramón Rigal, a Cuban pastor, and his wife Adya. These parents were recently arrested for homeschooling their children.
The Rigals, and other families in Cuba, have a right to educate their children as they see fit.
Ramon and Adya decided to homeschool because they wanted a better education for their children. Article 26.3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that all parents have a right to give their children the education they choose. Cuba is disrespecting this important right.
A society that forces children to learn only in public school is totalitarian. The right of people to establish private schools and to homeschool is a minimum expectation in a free nation. As Cuban-U.S. relations are normalized, we must ensure that this right is upheld.
I call upon the Cuban government to immediatelyacknowledge the right of parents to homeschool their children and stop its mistreatment of the Rigal family.