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Dear Friends of the Alliance,

You have, no doubt, heard the ancient curse, "May you live in interesting times." Well, please don't take any offense when I say, "We do live in interesting times."


Before our very eyes, the lines are being drawn. And you need to know where, because they're crossing the threshold of the family home. Below is some disturbing news about how "interesting" our times are.


But hold on! The best news is when people decide not to settle for what the times hold for them, and do something else. A bright spot right now is the movement within the Southern Baptist Convention toward providing education alternatives at a much greater rate; what one of their leadership called their "exit strategy" from government schooling.


Read on!

Alan Schaeffer
Alliance for the Separation of School & State 

Some Disturbing News

U.N. protocol used to regulate homeschoolers

New Brit. Report: Authorities have "right to access of home"

By Bob Unruh

If the U.S. Senate approves the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNCRC will supersede all state laws and apply to U.S. homeschoolers as well.


46 States Agree to Pursue Common Standards

Be sure to look at the latest links on our News & Events page. Another education reform battle is brewing as states work toward imposing "voluntary" standards on students and interest groups go to bat for their particular standards   


Christian Ministries Weak on K-12 Christian Education in Exodus Mandate Report Card

Christian NewsWire

What's Going on Here?

The Alliance has insights to help you understand these "interesting times."


School Wars: Who Will Win?

by Tammy Drennan

A collection of some of the disturbing issues that plague us through government schooling is summarized in this editorial piece.

BUT, here's some Great News!

The Southern Baptist Convention is Finally 'Throwing in the Towel' on Government Schools


Posted June 2, 2009

Excerpt: To implement his vision of a major expansion of Christian education, Dr. Chapman advocates two initial concrete steps. First, he identifies the inner cities as places where a Christian education ministry is much needed and would be welcomed....Second, Dr. Chapman calls on every local Baptist association to create new schools...  See Dr. Chapman's article here.

This on the heels of Other Good News!

Georgia to Germany: Let Parents Homeschool!


Homeschool mom who heads up traveling dance troupe spurs legislative resolution in support of German homeschoolers. See the full house resolution here.


Here's the latest update on the family that inspired Tina Liedle:

Family Flees Germany to home-school in U.S.

by Rose French, Associated Press
The Washington Times 

Excerpt:  Home schooling is so important to Uwe Romeike that the classically trained pianist sold his beloved grand pianos in order to pay for his wife and five children to move from Germany to the Smoky Mountain foothills of Tennessee...


Amid hard times, homeschooling families persist

by David Crary, Associated Press
The Herald News

Excerpt:  When hard times reached the Schneider household in central Oregon, the longtime stay-at-home mom took action - getting a job at Subway to offset a drop in her husband's earnings. What she didn't do was also notable: She didn't stop homeschooling her three teenage children.


Links to these articles and many more are found at our News and Events page.


Blogs and Other (dare I say it) Interesting Items

Another New Future for Education

[W]hat stands between America's children and these folks who feel so superior in their philosophies that the use of force to get them down other people's throats is not even considered part of the debate? Parents.


Righteous Indignation

We seem to have lost the capacity for this healthy emotion that keeps tyrants at bay and feeds our passion to live free and completely.


Christian Children: State Children

Sometimes strong words are the only words. Softness dilutes the message and covers up the problem, encouraging people to tuck the issue into the far recesses of the mind where conscience never ventures.


Editorial: Crossing the Line


We like the solution at the end of the editorial. It makes great sense to us!


If you would like to help parents gain education freedom for their children, please donate at our website or call our office toll free at 888-325-1776.


Wishing you peace, happiness, and liberty!


Alan Schaeffer
Alliance for the Separation of School & State

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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

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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."