Carol Burris comments on Milton Friedman:

“It is important to understand the belief system that undergirds the School Choice movement.  It is not about limited choice for students in struggling schools, it is about the dismemberment of the public school system, along with other public systems like Social Security and Medicare.

The father or school choice is Libertarian economist, Milton Friedman. who proposed the idea of school vouchers in 1955. Friedman believed that the free market system should be the provider of schooling (and just about everything else.) He  believed that Social Security should be shut down because it created welfare dependency, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should be eliminated and that the licensing of doctors should be abolished because he thought the American Medical Association was a monopoly.

At the opening of the CATO Institute, the premier Libertarian think tank, Friedman told the audience that he did not believe in democracy.

In this video entitled “The Enemies of School Choice,” Friedman claims that vouchers “would solve all of the critical problems” faced by schools. According to Friedman, school vouchers would eliminate discipline problems, reduce segregation and solve the problem of school busing. He presented no evidence, just claims based on his disdain for any government regulation.

Friedman referred to public schools as government schools. He and his wife Rose founded the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, rebranded as EdChoice. EdChoice has become a powerful force along with Betsy De Vos’s American Federation for Children for pushing the school choice voucher agenda. ”