Real Choice, Real Freedom: In American Education

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This book advances the idea that American education suffers from three underlying legal defects: the rejection of parental rights, domination by state laws that undermine parental rights, and the devastating effects of an unconstitutional expansion of federal power. The book advocates strengthening parents' inalienable right to direct the education of their children in concert with state laws designed to secure these rights of parents and repeal those laws which hinder parental involvement. Also, the book ...

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Overview

This book advances the idea that American education suffers from three underlying legal defects: the rejection of parental rights, domination by state laws that undermine parental rights, and the devastating effects of an unconstitutional expansion of federal power. The book advocates strengthening parents' inalienable right to direct the education of their children in concert with state laws designed to secure these rights of parents and repeal those laws which hinder parental involvement. Also, the book encourages the idea that the federal government should disentangle itself from education altogether; arguing that its current jurisdiction over education is contrary to the Constitution. Real Choice, Real Freedom is not about revitalizing the failing public school system, but rather raises a more cardinal question: 'Can our Republic maintain real freedom when the civil government uses law to control the education of its youngest citizens?' Consequently, the work calls for the legal disestablisment of government interference, regulation, and control of American education.

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Argues that real choice and freedom in the education of children relies on disestablishment of civil government's interference, regulation, and control of education. Part I concentrates on the foundational legal principles necessary for freedom in American education, and Part II adds other principles found in the federal Constitution. Part III considers arguments to these principles and proposes a strategy for state and federal disestablishment of control. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761808558
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 10/16/1997
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I First Principles of Choice and Freedom 1
1 The Laws Of Nature And Of Nature's God 5
2 A Declaration to Free Mankind 9
3 A Declaration to Rule The Rulers 29
4 The Unalienable Rights Of Parents 41
5 State Approved Citizens 57
6 Public Servants and Public Masters 73
7 What is Intellectual Freedom? 89
8 Securing Intellectual Freedom 105
9 Religion and Pure Religion 127
Pt. II Secondary Principles of Choice and Freedom 139
10 A Constitution to Rule Congress 145
11 Presidential and Congressional Defense of Constitutional Government 159
12 The Bureau Of Education - 1867 179
13 The Department Of Education - 1979 197
14 Standardizing the American Mind 209
Pt. III Choosing Freedom in American Education 227
15 Real Freedom 231
16 Concerns and Objections 247
Bibliography 271
Case Index 283
Subject Index 285
About the Author 293
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