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Sutherland Institute announces the release of an updated publication, Saving Education and Ourselves 2011: The Moral Case for Self-Reliance in Education. The 100-page treatise — first written in 2003 by Sutherland Institute President Paul T. Mero and updated this year by Daniel E. Witte, director of Sutherland’s Center for Educational Progress, and Sutherland staff — tackles comprehensive education reforms that respect tradition and highlight innovation.

“Quite apart from all other criticisms of public education as it exists currently, this report makes a moral argument: Educational authority — the authority to make educational decisions for children — rests primarily and supremely with parents,” states the report. “This is our pre-eminent point and motivation.”

Saving Education and Ourselves 2011 offers suggestions that will “empower parents, bless the lives of children, and return public schooling to its original stated purpose of providing community assistance for those families that need it. … Our intent is not to monopolize solutions, but to promote the type of honest dialogue and discussion that can improve the lives of children in Utah,” the report affirms.

 

PART I: THE NEED FOR COURSE CORRECTION

PART II: THE LEGAL AND MORAL BASIS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

PART III: THE POLITICAL BASIS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION

PART IV: A BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE

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