5.11.2007

Parents, Education, and Political Parties

Can you name the political party that holds to the following platform regarding education?

All teaching is related to basic assumptions about God and man. Education as a whole, therefore, cannot be separated from religious faith. The law of our Creator assigns the authority and responsibility of educating children to their parents. Education should be free from all federal government subsidies, including vouchers, tax incentives, and loans, except with respect to veterans.

Because the federal government has absolutely no jurisdiction concerning the education of our children, the United States Department of Education should be abolished; all federal legislation related to education should be repealed. No federal laws subsidizing or regulating the education of children should be enacted. Under no circumstances should the federal government be involved in national teacher certification, educational curricula, textbook selection, learning standards, comprehensive sex education, psychological and psychiatric research testing programs, and personnel.


Because control over education is now being relegated to departments other than the Department of Education, we clarify that no federal agency, department, board, or other entity may exercise jurisdiction over any aspect of children's upbringing. Education, training, and discipline of children are properly placed in the domain of their parents.


We support the unimpeded right of parents to provide for the education of their children in the manner they deem best, including home, private or religious. We oppose all legislation from any level of government that would interfere with or restrict that liberty. We support equitable tax relief for families whose children do not attend government schools.


So that parents need not defy the law by refusing to send their children to schools of which they disapprove, compulsory attendance laws should be repealed.

3 comments:

Amy said...

constitution? libertarian?

I think it's the Constitution Party

Emily Wardlaw said...

Constitution party?

That is a great platform on education.

Eric M. Ashley said...

Yes. It is the Constitution Party.

After reading your last post Emily, it reminded me of the CP's platform on Education.

Any platform that acknowledges our Creator and gives parents the freedom to educate their child in whatever way that they desire, will always get my approval.