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Separation of Church and State and the School Connection

Micahel Anthony Peroutka presents a video lecture titled “Separation of Church & State: The Truth and the Lie” (actual lecture starts at 14:26) that explores the origins of that doctrine and its present-day application. Peroutka points out that most of… Continue Reading…

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Resources for Parents Teaching Their Own Children

Many of those who check out this website advocating for the separation of SCHOOL and STATE are interested in homeschooling or other ways of providing a good education for their children. My primary work is publishing reviews of educational resources… Continue Reading…

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A Manifesto for Separation of School and State

C. Bradley Thompson makes a clear and compelling case for the separation of school and state. He goes even further to advocate the abolition of America’s government-funded schools. Acknowledging that this sounds like an extremely radical idea to most Americans,… Continue Reading…

Sorry, Washington Post, But Parents Do Have Every Right to Shape Their Kids’ Curriculum

October 27, 2021 by Kerry McDonald We shouldn’t be too surprised that the ongoing exodus from public schools is leading those loyal to government-run schooling to go on the offensive. A new Washington Post Op-Ed is leading the charge, boldly declaring… Continue Reading…

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Are Government Schools Unconstitutional?

An article by American legal scholar, Philip Hamburger asks, “Is the Public School System Constitutional?” His answer is a resounding yes, and he frames his arguments around the First Amendment’s protection of free speech. He states, “The public school system,… Continue Reading…

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Parents Who Complain to School Boards and Administrators might be Treated Like Terrorists

The National School Boards Association demanded that the Biden administration stop angry parents from showing up at school board meetings to protest against mandates for CRT, masking, and other problematic issues. The NSBA wants the administration to classify the actions… Continue Reading…

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Percentage of children homeschooled rises from 3.3% to 11%

The number of children being homeschooled remained relatively static at about 3.3% for many years until the pandemic hit. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, that number increased to 11% by last fall. The survey was designed… Continue Reading…

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Public School Parents Villified for Objecting to Critical Race Theory Curriculum

In Loudoun County, Virginia, parents concerned about the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in local schools have been treated to an over-the-top reaction. As Luke Rosiak reports, A group of current and former teachers and others in Loudoun County,… Continue Reading…

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Providing Educational Options for the Poor

In his book, The Beautiful Tree, James Tooley wrote about his discovery of private schools available to very poor families in India, Africa, and China, schools that existed in spite of governments and regulations. Families sacrificed to pay the meager… Continue Reading…

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Families Figure Out That Teachers’ Unions Prioritize Their Own Agendas over that of Children and Families

A story in the Sacramento Bee,” ‘Breaking point.’ Families fleeing Sacramento-area public schools as campuses stay closed,” reveals yet more evidence that teachers’ unions care less about the needs of the children they are supposed to serve than their own… Continue Reading…