Marshall Fritz is President of the Alliance for the Separation of School & State in Fresno, California, a tax-exempt educational organization he founded in 1994. He is a leading spokesman in the movement to get politics out of schooling.
Marshall explains how ending state, federal, and local government involvement in K-12 schools can improve education for all children, strengthen the family, and even lead to a turnaround of our collapsing society.
Prior to founding the Alliance in 1994, Marshall was president of the unaccredited Pioneer Christian Academy. His ideas for high-quality education were so advanced that his school received endorsements from a wide range of educators, including author William Glasser, Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman, and New York State Teacher of the Year John Taylor Gatto.
Marshall has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Educational Leadership, Current Thoughts and Trends, and Family Voice. He is the publisher of The Education Liberator, The School Liberator, and the lead author of the "Proclamation for the Separation of School and State."
More than 22,000 Americans have endorsed the Proclamation. Prominent signers ranging from Mr. Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino's Pizza to Prof. Thomas Szasz, author of "The Myth of Mental Illness," educators from John Taylor Gatto to Mary Pride, and religious leaders from D. James Kennedy and Tim LaHaye, to Rabbi Daniel Lapin and the late Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., and even entertainers "Penn & Teller."
The idea to liberate schools from government involvement is a new idea that is moving into the mainstream, specialty, and electronic press, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Daily News, Detroit News, Dallas Morning News, Financial Times of London, Human Events, Conservative Chronicles, Practical Homeschooling, Christianity Today, WorldNetDaily.com, FoxNews.com, and has received editorial endorsement from the Orange County Register and World magazine.
Marshall was the founder of the Advocates for Self-Government, an educational organization that teaches Americans who ardently love liberty how to express their views positively. Marshall began his career with IBM in computer sales, education, and design.
He has been active in Christian Businessmen's Committee, Serra Club (not Sierra), Toastmasters, and Overeaters Anonymous. He has also coached and refereed youth soccer and worked as a volunteer in a homeless shelter.
Marshall was born in California in 1943 and earned a B.A. from California State University Fullerton in 1964. He lives in Fresno, California with his wife of 37 years, Joan. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren. You can reach Marshall at (559) 499-1776 or [email protected].