"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"...no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." – Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Look Out Arne Duncan!

People from the President's own home town are standing up and speaking out. Parents in Chicago are organizing to fight Renaissance 2010, the Daley/Duncan plan for privatizing and militarizing Public Schools.

There's a great video here, at This Little Blog: A Place to Respond - long, but worth the watch, especially for white middle class Americans. Here's how the blog entry starts:
Dare I say it? May the floodgates open! There is hope. Grassroots resistance and organizing by the parents, students and teachers in communities actually affected by the corporate hijacking of public education. Don't miss this video about resistance to Renaissance 2010 in Chicago...
...and check out the links on the side to PURE (Parents United for Responsible Education) and Substance Online.

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