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Pat Buchanan on School Choice


Support home schooling but don’t give up on public schools

There’s something wrong in the hearts, and so it begins at home. And the home schoolers are one of the best answers to this whole thing, where they teach children values. But we can’t give up on the public schools either. And so I think what we need to do is get the ACLU and the federal judges and the federal bureaucrats and the National Education Association out of the public schools of America, and God and the Ten Commandants back into the schools of America.
Source: Remarks at Home Schools Event, Washington, DC Sep 24, 1999

For vouchers, charter schools, & homeschooling

As President I will:
  • Support tuition vouchers that can be redeemed at all schools--public and private, secular and religious-that have no government strings attached.
  • Promote charter schools and magnet schools.
  • Protect the rights of homeschooling parents to educate their children without government intrusion.
  • Oppose national testing and teaching standards as intrusions on the rights of parents and the primacy of local communities.
Source: www.GoPatGo.org/ “Issues: Education of America’s Children” Jun 11, 1999

Decisions by parents and teachers, not bureaucrats

We will dismantle the education bureaucracy, return the money to the taxpayers, so that education decisions are made by parents, teachers and local taxpayers, not faraway bureaucrats or federal judges.
Source: www.gopatgo2000.com/000-c-fedbureaucracy.html 5/28/99 May 28, 1999

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