The Separation of School & State Alliance Proclamation

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The Separation of School & State Alliance Proclamation

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Proclamation for the Separation of School and State (TM)

Whereas parents have both the responsibility and the right to provide for an education for their children, and

Whereas a state-financed school system --even one that is well funded and staffed with talented, caring teachers -- cannot address the differing expectations parents hold for their children, and

Whereas assumption by government of parents' financial responsibility and consequent undermining of their authority leads to weaker families and social decline, and

Whereas the politically strongest factions inevitably use schools to shape attitudes and control the content of children's minds,

Thus, it is clear that reform of state schooling will not solve the education crisis.

Therefore, we must end government compulsion in education funding, attendance, and content. Separation of school and state is essential to restore parental responsibility and create an environment of educational freedom in which students and teachers can flourish.

By my signature below, I proclaim publicly that I favor the Separation of School and State.

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