Item description for Liberty & Learning: Milton Friedman's Voucher Idea at Fifty by Robert C. Enlow...
Fifty years ago, Milton Friedman had the ground-breaking idea to improve public education with school vouchers. By separating government financing of education from government administration of schools, Friedman argued, parents at all income levels would have the freedom to choose the schools their children attend. Liberty & Learning is a collection of essays from the nation's top education experts evaluating the progress of Friedman's innovative idea and reflecting on its merits in the 21st century. The book also contains a special prologue and epilogue by Milton Friedman himself. The contributors to this volume take a variety of approaches to Friedman's voucher idea. All of them assess the merit of Friedman's plan through an energetic, contemporary perspective, though some authors take a theoretical position, while others employ a very pragmatic approach.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 25, 2006
Publisher Cato Institute
ISBN 1930865864 ISBN13 9781930865860
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Colleges strong in education studies must have this. Nov 6, 2006
In 1955 Milton Friedman wrote 'The Role of Government in Education', little knowing his essay would promote and begin the modern 'school choice' movement. In it he argued there was no justification for the government's operation of schools - and his essay here is reconsidered fifty years later, gathering writings form the nation's top educators to consider its merit in modern times. Diane C. Donovan California Bookwatch