Milton Friedman on school voucher system

Max Brantley of the Arkansas Times Blog reports today that Mitt Romney is for school vouchers. I am glad to hear that.

Over and over we hear that the reason private schools are better is because they don’t have to keep the troubling making kids. It reminds me of this short film that I saw many years ago.

Uploaded by  on Jun 14, 2010

Cleaned up (restored) version of the 1932 “Our Gang” short with just the scenes of Kendall McComas (Breezy), Bobby Hutchins (Wheezer) and Otto Fries (Blacksmith). Everyone wants this poor kid to grow up to be president, but all he wants to be is a streetcar conductor, ‘cuz boy, do they pick up the nickels!.

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If you want to see how Milton Friedman’s school voucher system would work then check out these posts below:

Free to Choose by Milton Friedman: Episode “What is wrong with our schools?” (Part 1 of transcript and video)

Here is the video clip and transcript of the film series FREE TO CHOOSE episode “What is wrong with our schools?” Part 1 of 6.   Volume 6 – What’s Wrong with our Schools Transcript: Friedman: These youngsters are beginning another day at one of America’s public schools, Hyde Park High School in Boston. What happens when […]

Sweden’s Voucher Program Part 8

HALT:HaltingArkansasLiberalswithTruth.com Milton Friedman’s film series “Free to Choose” Episode on Education part 6. It was Friedman’s voucher plan that was put into practice in Sweden in 1993. I read an excellent article called “School Choice in Sweden: An Interview with Thomas Idergard of Timbro,” (March 8, 2010) by Dan Lips and I wanted to share […]

Sweden’s Voucher Program Part 7

HALT:HaltingArkansasLiberalswithTruth.com Milton Friedman’s film series “Free to Choose” Episode on Education part 5. It was Friedman’s voucher plan that was put into practice in Sweden in 1993. I read an excellent article called “School Choice in Sweden: An Interview with Thomas Idergard of Timbro,” (March 8, 2010) by Dan Lips and I wanted to share […]

Milton Friedman’s views on vouchers have not been tried?

On the Arkansas Times Blog the person using the username “Jake da Snake” noted, “Friedman also railed long and hard for school vouchers to be adopted, to little avail…” (June 11, 2011). Milton Friedman firmly believed, “competition is a way in which both public and private schools can be required to satisfy their customers.” Here […]


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