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RNC Press Release 2/25/94 RNC CHAIRMAN BLASTS CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS FOR ATTEMPT AT EDUCATION POWER GRAB House Defeats Provision in Education Bill Limiting Parental Choice and Control Washington, D.C. -- Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour today saluted the defeat of a provision of HR 6, the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which would have required state certification of private and religious school teachers and of parents who teach their children at home, but Barbour said, "it is an outrage families and children are threatened with this kind of power grab." "This Democrat leadership bill would have vastly expanded the power of the education bureaucracy into micromanaging private education," the 46-year-old GOP leader said. "It was a step in exactly the wrong direction, and I congratulate Dick Armey and the others who led the fight to defeat it." "I'm not surprised the Clinton administration and its congressional allies want to make government bigger and more powerful, but even I was shocked they would try such a naked attempt to destroy alternatives to the public school system," he added. "Americans want more choice and more control over their childrens' education, and it is clear the Democrats and their allies will go to any lengths to keep them from having such choice and control." *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************


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