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Milton Friedman on School Choice

Posted By Todd Thurman On January 1, 2010 @ 11:59 am In Education | Comments Disabled

Milton Friedman spent his adult life advocating for choice and competition in a free market system. Schools were no different. In this video Milt advocates the use of School Vouchers because he assumes that

competition is a way in which both public and private schools can be required to satisfy their customers.

Why does he assume that? Because, as he states at the end of the video, “Competition is better than monopoly.”

Proponents of state monopolies [1] have great sway over the Obama administration and the leftist majorities in Congress. They worked hard in 2009 just about killed [2] the successful DC Opportunity Scholarship program here in the nation’s capitol. Let’s hope that the forces of choice and freedom prevail in 2010.

H/T: The Patriot Room [3]

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[1] Proponents of state monopolies: http://www.nea.org/

[2] just about killed: http://www.foundry.org/2009/12/14/dc-opportunity-scholarship-program-in-critical-condition/

[3] The Patriot Room: http://patriotroom.com/article/milton-friedman-the-case-for-school-choice

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