The Alliance for the Separation of School and State, previously called the "Separation of School and State Alliance" is an American organization that argues that parents are responsible for educating their children, and that education is not a legitimate function of government. One of its early supporters was John Taylor Gatto. It was founded by the late Marshall Fritz, who drew a distinction between "public" and "government-run, tax-funded" schools, giving the example that just as a restaurant is a public place, owned and operated by private individuals, so too could a school be operated by private individuals and available to the public. It has about 26,000 members. The group has a declaration stating "I proclaim publicly that I favor ending government involvement in education" intended for signature by private individuals and public figures. The organization has begun to make inroads into Ontario.
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Topics include how Fritz came to his views, why he thinks government schools cannot be reformed, charter schools, various objections to turning education to the free market and the effects of state/school separation on taxes, the economy and "the church"
TD: The Alliance concentrates on educating people about the concept of separation and the need for it, but it does not work legislatively to achieve separation. Why not?
MF: We're going to need hundreds of organizations eventually to complete this job of separation, and there needs to be room for people to start their own organizations.
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Alliance for the Separation of School and State" as of 6 Jun 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.