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