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March 7, 2007
Volume 1, No. 2



Dear Friends of the
Alliance
,

Look what's happening on the home front . . . and abroad!  The Boston Globe has printed a plug for separation of school and state - again. What does this mean? Read about it in our first article.

In May Marshall and I try our hand at taking the Alliance's message abroad - to the World Congress of Families in Warsaw!  It's scary how similar the loss of freedom is all over the world - and how it is consistently propelled by government school.  We're hard at work preparing our message especially for this gathering.  Learn more about the conference in our second article.

Alan Schaeffer
President
Alliance for the Separation of School & State


 
Jeff Jacoby Calls for Separation of School and State in The
Boston Globe - AGAIN!


by
Tammy Drennan 

"The only way to end the political battles over schooling is to depoliticize the schools.  And the only way to do that is to separate school and state."


Responding to yet another high court decision
that says parents have no rights regarding what their children are taught in public school, award-winning columnist Jeff Jacoby has publicly stated for the second time now that the only real solution to the war between parents and the state is for parents to go on the offense and take their children back.

 

Any other possibilities?  One, Mr. Jacoby points out:


[Read more]


 
Alliance
Going to Warsaw, Poland!


by
Tammy Drennan

Thanks to a designated donation from a long-time Alliance supporter, Alan and Marshall will be attending the World Congress of Families in Warsaw May 11-13, 2007.  The Alliance is a co-sponsor of WCF's fourth worldwide conference in defense of the family.

 

Alan and Marshall will be representing the case for independent education, free of state control, as a major source of family and societal health.  They'll be meeting with family representatives and advocates from around the world, talking one-on-one with leaders from other organizations and distributing Alliance literature.

 

Alan will also be presenting, in a public ceremony, the Alliance's Tocqueville Award to Professor James Tooley for his work in discovering and promoting thousands of small, inexpensive, privately-run, for-profit schools throughout Asia and Africa.

 

We'll have more on this exciting trip in our next newsletter, but for now, a quick Q & A to whet your appetite...

[Read more]


 
Quotations Worth Pondering and Sharing

 

The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as "free education" is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution; it is socialized education - just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office - and cannot possibly be separated from political control.

  -  Frank Chodorov, Why Free Schools Are Not Free

 

Government schooling is the most radical adventure in history. It kills the family by monopolizing the best times of childhood and by teaching disrespect for home and parents...

  -  John Taylor Gatto, Award-winning teacher, The Underground History of American Education

 

It is out of character for a country that prides itself on intellectual freedom to put the education of its young in the hands of the state.

  -  David Kelley, "Learning the Hard Way," p. 17, Barron's, February 17, 1986

The above quotations and many more are at our website - Quotations!

 




Jeff Jacoby's editorial really gets my juices flowing to write.  I hope Jeff encourages you to give it a try, too.


And as for the rest of the world, we'll let you know!

As always, we encourage you to send this along to othersThey can sign up here.

If you have questions, please visit our Quick Answers to Common Questions.  Do you know someone who has questions?  Send them along to our website.

Of course, we can always use your help to keep us growing.  If giving families freedom from government-controlled education makes sense to you, please consider what donation you might make to build new hope for others.

Thank you for your support.

Alan Schaeffer
President



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Some of the more
well-known signers of our proclamation:

Ed Crane
President, Cato Institute

John Taylor Gatto
1991 New York State Teacher of the Year

Fr. John A Hardon
SJ RIP
The Catholic Catechism

Don Hodel
Former Secretary of Interior

D. James Kennedy Coral Ridge Ministries

Rev. Tim LaHaye
Left Behind

Rabbi Daniel Lapin
President, Toward Tradition

Tom Monaghan
Founder, Domino’s Pizza

Ron Paul
US Congressman, Texas

John K Rosemond
Parenting Author, Columnist, Speaker



They and thousands of others have signed Our Proclamation
:

"I favor ending government involvement in education."


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