Americans for Prosperity Foundation Discusses School Choice, Celebrates Economist Milton Friedman with Events

July 29, 2013

Our sister organization is hosting three events to celebrate School Choice and Milton Friedman’s Legacy. Read more below:

Americans for Prosperity Foundation Discusses School Choice, Celebrates Economist Milton Friedman with Events

Events planned in Brighton, Lansing and Grand Rapids

LANSING, Mich.—Americans for Prosperity Foundation will host three events around the state this Wednesday to discuss school choice and celebrate the 101st birthday of Milton Friedman, one of the greatest economists of the 20th Century. Friedman believed that giving parents and children choices over their education could positively transform state and national economic landscapes. For more information or to register, click here.

“Bringing educational freedom to all children will help grow a skilled workforce for Michigan,” said Greg George, policy associate for Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Michigan. “Dr. Friedman knew that children are the entrepreneurs, job creators and innovators of the future.”

Although Milton Friedman is typically recognized for his contributions to supply side economics, he spent the last decade of his life fighting to bring educational freedom to all of America’s children. In 1996, Friedman and his wife Rose founded the Foundation for Educational Choice to promote his vision for universal school choice—an idea he first proposed in 1955.

“It is a fitting tribute to Dr. Friedman’s legacy to discuss how school choice can positively change our state and nation,” said George. “He believed that education choice was singularly capable of positively transforming our nation.”

Wednesday, July 31st

8:00 – 9:30 AM
KENT ISD Conference Center
1633 E. Beltline NE

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
State Bar of Michigan
306 Townsend Street

5:30 – 7:00 PM
FlexTech High School
7707 Conference Center Drive

Americans for Prosperity Foundation is committed to educating citizens about the value of limited government and a free market economy. AFP Foundation’s educational programs and analyses help policymakers, the media and individual citizens understand why policies that promote the American enterprise system are the best method to ensuring prosperity for all Americans.

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