Education

-The ASP believes that the responsibility for the education of children resides primarily in the family. Families should be free to home-school their children or send them to public or private schools.

-We call for public support of both public and private schools, with a preferential option for economically disadvantaged students.

-We support the freedom of teachers to design their own curricula within general parameters set by local authorities.

-We support initiatives to improve education for virtue and citizenship, as well as core subjects such as reading and writing, mathematics, science, and the arts.

-We call for increased public investment in higher education and a reduction of tuition at public institutions, as well as stricter regulation of for-profit educational enterprises.