Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Milton Friedman: Free to Choose: Part 6-- What's Wrong with our Schools

Parental choice and parental responsibility in the education of children is the U.S. tradition and is consistent with a free society. Centralized government control has eroded freedom and adversely affected the quality of education. The poor help pay for education for the future rich. Friedman has long advocated using vouchers to solve the problem. He explains why.


  1. I would love me some vouchers, though I don't think it will ever happen.

  2. The teacher's unions and education establishment seem to have the upper hand at the moment with the current set of politicians in power. So school choice is fading away as an option in many localities. It's a shame, competition would make all the alternatives stronger and server the students better.