Since the government has an interest in an educated populace, as well as a way to keep children accounted for during the day, all states have compulsory education laws requiring full-time schooling. Parents or guardians who refuse to comply are subject to fines and other sanctions. Welcome to FindLaw's section covering the education laws of Rhode Island, where you'll learn about compulsory education laws and much more. In this section you will find information about federal constitutional law and state law regarding prayer in public schools, in addition to corporal punishment and other topics. Click on a link below to learn more about Rhode Island education laws.