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January 12, 2009

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January 12, 2009 

Dear Friends of the

We wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year crowned with the freedom that has made our country a land of hope and opportunity. May liberty flourish and may we do our part to see that it does.

In 2009 the Alliance will dedicate all our efforts to empowering parents, future parents, and leaders of parents to overcome the barriers that keep many from choosing independence. Most barriers come down to fear, lack of confidence, and inadequate information about the true purposes of government schooling and the many options available.

We want to share a vision of family-directed learning that will help parents overcome these obstacles. The good news is that for most these are surmountable obstacles to freedom in education. Fear can be overcome; confidence built. Information is there if we can get it in the hands of parents.

The future depends on our vision and action. We must face the truth boldly and act on the facts. We are in a battle for our children and the future that can be won first and foremost by encouraging decision-makers, parents, to embrace their role confidently and resolutely.

Our vision can encourage parents to build a new and bold heritage for their children that will transform the future.

We believe the future is ours - if we will do what is necessary and make it ours. This will not happen unless we begin to choose education that is free of state control.


Alan Schaeffer
Alliance for the Separation of School and State

Some Good News

Homeschool numbers grow

Reasons more varied than you might think

By Janice Lloyd


New Leader at Alliance for the Separation of School and State

Marshall Fritz praised, Alan Schaeffer highlighted as new Alliance leader.      

by Bob Dill


The Call to Dunkirk

Exodus Mandate produces powerful video calling on Christian parents and leaders to choose independence from government schooling. Article and video.


HOME-SCHOOLING: Testing proves success of grads

by Michael Smith


Training the Soul: The Chesterton Academy

[M]aybe you, too, can go back to the future and start a one-room schoolhouse dedicated to Truth.

by Charles Colson


No School Like Home

Home education, long dismissed as a hippy option, can be 'astonishingly efficient', says a new study. Jessica Shepherd meets the children who don't go to school.

by Jessica Shepherd

Some Disturbing News

Watching Out for Her Little Ones

Belgium and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child


Zurich Restricts Homeschooling to State-Licensed Teachers

by Ellen M. Rice 

Some Mixed News

In the Spirit of Freedom
Even as some homeschooling parents clamor for access to public school activities, the options for independence grow in all areas.
Links to these articles and many more are found at our News and Events page.

Blog Items

Memories of Marshall

View the many tributes and memories of Marshall that have come in since his death in November. 

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Make the Leap -
Get your children out NOW!
Here's how

Education Resources: 
Not sure where to start? Our Education Resources page is Your Gateway to Independent Education!

Road to Freedom e-Series: We invite you to join us in learning about new empowering ideas and resources that will help you fully embrace your role in directing your children's education.

The Case for Separation:
Take a deeper look at the arguments typically leveled against the concept of Separation of School and State. Easy Q & A format.
Find the articles in this newsletter and much more at our website.

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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
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."