Breaking down Nevada’s tax-credit scholarship bill

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 in School Choice

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Friedman Foundation team predicted Nevada would be the state “Most Likely to Succeed” in creating a new school choice program this year, and it appears it’s on its way.


Six reasons rural families should (and can) have school choice

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Sunday, September 21st, 2014 in School Choice

INDIANAPOLIS – A common argument against school choice in rural America is that there just aren’t enough schools from which to choose. But the more you understand about choice policy and the rural-schools landscape, the more you realize this argument actually distorts the facts, obscures rural students’ needs, and undersells the tools available to families, […]


Want to increase public school funding? Try school choice

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized

JACKSON, Miss. – “We need to fully fund our school formula” has become a common refrain in statehouses across the country—including in Mississippi. There is a way policymakers can increase funds for public school students—and it’s as easy as E-S-A.


Milton Friedman, the father of school choice … and ESAs?

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 in School Choice

INDIANAPOLIS – “So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear, that there is no alternative way so far discovered (emphasis added) of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by the free-enterprise system.” – Milton Friedman


Reasons the public education system has become increasingly centralized

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 in School Choice

INDIANAPOLIS – Beyond just the consolidation of America’s school districts I outlined previously, there have been four sizeable waves that have eroded public schools’ abilities to differentiate themselves in order to provide real alternatives for consumers of K-12 education.


How to become a teacher: Public vs. private

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Monday, December 9th, 2013 in School Choice

INDIANAPOLIS – “Those who can’t do, teach,” goes the common refrain. But not among education reformers, many of whom say changing that attitude is the key to lasting systemic improvement in our schools.


Friedman Foundation on the PISA results

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Friday, December 6th, 2013 in Reform

INDIANAPOLIS – The new PISA results showing American students fell behind more nations in reading, math, and science are being used to criticize our current education system while others are employing PISA to bash or elevate the reforms many have proposed to improve it.


The future of the Louisiana school voucher case simplified

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 in School Choice

INDIANAPOLIS – Instead of asking a federal judge to get between school vouchers and families in need, Eric Holder and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) should be in Louisiana getting an education on what justice actually looks like.  


Friedman Foundation casts doubt on Common Core standards

By Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice on Monday, November 11th, 2013 in Common Core

INDIANAPOLIS – Common Core State Standards Initiative, national standards, federal takeover of education—whatever you want to call it, we at the Friedman Foundation are frequently asked about it.