Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice is a foundation established by Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman. Advocates restructuring the education system to ensure educational service competition and free choice. Archive »

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

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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
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Reasons the public education system has become increasingly centralized

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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.
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How to become a teacher: Public vs. private

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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.
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Friedman Foundation on the PISA results

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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.
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The future of the Louisiana school voucher case simplified

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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.

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Friedman Foundation casts doubt on Common Core standards

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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.
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