IFAS | Freedom Writer | March/April 1999 | schools.html

Lawmakers want to end public schools

The Freedom Writer has long maintained that the Religious Right wants to put an end to public schools. Now two Colorado politicians have admitted it.

United States Representative Thomas Tancredo and state senator John Andrews have signed a pledge calling for the elimination of all public schools.

Tancredo serves on the House Education Committee in Washington, and Andrews is vice chairman of the senate education committee in the Colorado State legislature. The pledge to do away with public education that the two signed is being circulated by the Separation of School and State Alliance, a California-based group with a $300,000 annual budget. The group's founder, Marshall Fritz, said, "All education is essentially religious because all education essentially teaches children right from wrong."

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