Opposition to government involvement in education in the United States comes from a variety of sources and is based on many different rationales. The Alliance for Separation of School & State argues that government schooling "discourages individuality, innovation, curiosity, creativity and overall excellence. The Alliance for the Separation of School & State, of Fresno California, is one of the largest U " R. Cort Kirkwood of the American Family Association argues that government schools seek to "hammer the child with values approved by the state" and that using public funds for education is inherently problematic because "everyone cannot agree on what should be taught or what "values," to use the vulgate, should be imparted. The American Family Association (AFA is a 501(c(3 Non-profit organization that promotes conservative Christian values " On March 28, 2002, Focus on the Family founder James C. Dobson stated on his daily radio broadcast: "In the state of California, if I had a child there, I wouldn't put the youngster in a public school. Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. WikipediaPersondata --> James Clayton "Jim" Dobson (born April 21, 1936 in Shreveport, Louisiana . . I think it's time to get our kids out. And I'm going to get hit for [saying] that. " An article published by the International Society for Individual Liberty states, "Government schools continue to graduate functional illiterates, and US public school students' math skills are now among the worst in the industrialized world. " John Taylor Gatto argues that mere reform is not possible, as "School has become too vital a jobs project, contract giver, and protector of the social order to allow itself to be reformed. John Taylor Gatto (born December 15, 1935) is an American retired school Teacher of 29 years and 8 months and author of several books on " In The Disestablishment of Schools, Ivan Illich writes, "The first article of a bill of rights for a modern, humanist society would correspond to the First Amendment to the US Constitution: "The State shall make no law with respect to the establishment of education. " In Common Fallacies About Capitalism, Nathaniel Branden notes that although everyone is theoretically allowed to send their children to private schools, "most parents are effectively compelled to send their children to State schools, since they are taxed to support these schools and cannot afford to pay the additional fees required to send their children to private schools. Nathaniel Branden, né Nathan Blumenthal (born 9 April 1930 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada) is a psychotherapist " The privatization movement includes such organizations as the Heartland Institute, Heritage Foundation, and Cato Institute. The Heartland Institute is an American libertarian / conservative Free market -oriented public policy Think tank based in Chicago The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative Think tank. The Cato Institute is a Libertarian Think tank headquartered in Washington D
Measures of the level of support for school privatization vary depending on how survey questions are asked. A Phi Delta Kappa poll found that support declined from 38 to 36 percent between 2005 and 2006. Phi Delta Kappa is an international Professional organization for educators The question asked was "Do you favor or oppose allowing students and parents to choose a private school to attend at public expense?" The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation commissioned its own poll in August 2005, asking, "Do you favor or oppose allowing students and parents to choose any school, public or private, to attend using public funds?" The level of support was 60%. 
Jacob G. Hornberger and other libertarians oppose government schooling on the grounds that it is a welfare program. Jacob G (Bumper Hornberger (born in Laredo, Texas, USA) is a journalist and the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, Welfare is financial assistance paid to people by governments  Albert Shanker, once president of the American Federation of Teachers, said, "It's time to admit that the public education system operates like a planned economy, a bureaucratic system in which everybody's role is spelled out in advance and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. Albert Shanker ( September 14, 1928 &ndash February 22, 1997) was President of the United Federation of Teachers from 1964 to 1984 Template talkInfobox Union for usage -->The American Federation of Teachers or AFT is an American labor union It's no surprise that our school system doesn't improve. It more resembles the communist economy than our own market economy. "
The Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation claims, "Government schools are established by law. Elected and appointed public officials nominally have authority over them. In practice, however, actual authority is typically exercised by professional bureaucrats and the teachers' unions. " However, Commonweal Institute rebuts this point by stating that school boards holding public meetings enable public participation and public accountability. 
According to Eugene White, "Some say the first formal blow against public education occurred in 1983 with Secretary of Education Terrel Bell's issuance of 'A Nation at Risk. The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. Terrel Howard Bell (November 11 1921—June 22 1996 was the Secretary of Education and the Designated survivor in the Cabinet of President Ronald A Nation at Risk The Imperative For Educational Reform is the title of the 1983 report of American President Ronald Reagan 's National Commission on '" In 1994, the Alliance for the Separation of School and State was founded. Shortly before his 2004 death, Marlin Maddoux wrote Public Education Against America: The Hidden Agenda, which argues that Christians should not educate their children in today's public schools. Marlin Maddoux (1933-2004 was a pioneer in Christian broadcasting  In 2004, a resolution was proposed at the Southern Baptist Convention to encourage "all officers and members of the Southern Baptist Convention and the churches associated with it to remove their children from the government schools and see to it that they receive a thoroughly Christian education, for the glory of God, the good of Christ's church, and the strength of their own commitment to Jesus". The Southern Baptist Convention ( SBC) is a United States -based mostly conservative Christian denomination  The resolution was defeated.