Yesterday afternoon the cause of freedom lost a great champion. Marshall Fritz, founder of the Alliance for the Separation of School & State, died after a bout with cancer.
I first met Marshall in 1997. He was a big, jolly, intense, and kind man – a man who enjoyed working hard and creatively to end the pernicious connection between schooling and government. (If ideas matter, and if schooling is an important source of ideas, why would a free people ever trust government with the responsibility of running — or having anything to do with — schools?)
One of Marshall’s most creative ideas is his "World’s Smallest Political Quiz."
I will miss Marshall greatly. Many people will.