Alliance for the Separation of School & State
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This seems impossible

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 report of these national polls.

Optimistic and strategic essays

We're Winning!
by Marshall Fritz
Fritz concludes this optimistic essay by saying "I believe within two years of the Moment of Liberation, teachers will be saying to each other, 'Why did we ever fight this for so long?'"

Can the free market provide public education?
by Sheldon Richman
"The short answer, of course, is: yes, look around. Right now, private enterprise and nonprofit organizations provide all manner of education ? from comprehensive schools with classes in the traditional academic subjects, to specialized schools that teach everything from the fine arts to the martial arts, from dancing to dieting, from scuba diving to scrutinizing one's inner self. ..."

A Practical Plan
by Marshall Fritz
"...The Family Responsibility Strategy focuses on getting the parents who are frustrated with their tax-financed schools to remove their children from those schools and reclaim family responsibility for their children's education"

How to Separate School and State: A Primer
by Douglas Dewey
The president of the National Scholarship Center, in Washington, D.C., argues that efforts to achieve separation of school and state can be divided into three categories, by order of importance: entrepreneurial, educational, and political

Dr. Laura Supports Dr. Dobson: "Take Your Kids Out Of (California) Public Schools"
by Marshall Fritz
"When Dr. Laura said on her April 9 broadcast, 'I stand with Dr. James Dobson: Take your kids out of public schools,' she went even beyond Dr. Dobson, who had limited his comments to California'"

Dr. Dobson praised for telling Californians: Get your kids out of public schools
by Marshall Fritz
"For years, James Dobson has supported three options for Christians: Public schools, Christian schools, and home schooling. With today's courageous and insightful statement, Dr. Dobson joins the millions of Americans who have concluded that many public schools are no place to train new generations of Americans"

Survey shows one fourth of Americans want to end public schooling
One out of four Americans (27%) support repealing compulsory school attendance and ending tax support for schooling. The number favoring these measures jumps to over half (57%) when those opposed to the idea are asked to reconsider, if they "are assured that there would be enough private scholarships available so that all poor and disadvantaged students had the chance to go to better schools than today"