A New Project Proposal: Getting the Kids Out
Our goal is recognized as doable by People For The American Way!
Marshall Fritz 2002 Year End Letter
How government control — even local — has ruined public education
What you need to know to liberate your children from government schooling
Bold New Vision of
the Same Old Thing:
Special Interest Groups
Read Elizabeth Farah's columns on the question of the role the state should play in education: Part one; Part two; Part three; Part four
World's shortest education survey
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Join our discussion group
Alliance Plan for Victory by Marshall Fritz
Ten benefits of school liberation
Short answers to seven common questions
Twenty-one ways "public schools" harm your children
Public education vs. liberty
Euphemisms mislead — bluntness needed
What about the poor?
How to tip the scales: "Overgrowing education"
Sunday School, Monday School
Learning about schooling in rural Colombia
Thomas Edison and government schooling
Ideas on Liberty articles on schooling
The Cement Canoe
What about equality?
Even foreign policy is harmed by government schooling
"I don't want my children fed or clothed by the state, but I would prefer that to their being educated by the state."
Max Victor Belz
Grundy County, Iowa
Marshall Fritz bio
|Politics and education don't mix!
It may be a jarring statement, but for more than three full lifetimes — the 220 years from the 1620s to the 1840s — most American schooling was independent of government control, subsidy, and influence. From this educational freedom the American Republic was born.
Now, after 150 years of tax-financed schooling, we see more and more children failing to grow into responsible, caring, competent adults. A movement is growing to reclaim the American tradition of family responsibility in education by returning to the separation of school and state.
You can use the World's Smallest Education Survey to clarify your view of the balance between parental and governmental control of a child's education. Or, you may go directly to our Proclamation for the Separation of School and State and declare that you want government out of schooling!
Can we achieve our goal?
The Berlin Wall was destined to fall, but nobody knew when. Similarly, School Liberation is possible, but we don't know when. We don't even know what event will trigger the collapse of support for government schools. What we do know is we are further along than most people think.
Two national polls show that 1/4 of the U.S. population (50 million) already favor ending tax financing of schools and compulsory attendance. Another 50 million agree with the proviso that poor children get enough voluntary scholarships to go to better schools than today. Click here to see a two-page report of these national polls.