Organizer: Georgia Public Policy Foundation. Milton Friedman, honored around the world as one of the greatest champions of freedom, would have been 96 years old on July 31, 2008. In his last decade, Friedman concentrated his work on educational freedom. School choice, which gives parent the right to choose the education for their children instead of handing them over to a government bureaucracy, was his last great crusade. He and his wife Rose founded the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation in 1996 to promote school choice for all students. Currently, there are 23 school choice programs in operation throughout the nation, serving 190,000 students in 14 states plus the District of Columbia. To help us all remember and honor Mr. Friedman’s vision and the impact that his life’s work has had on the freedom that we enjoy today, The Georgia Public Policy Foundation, along with Black Alliance for Educational Options and Center for an Educated Georgia, will be leading the celebration of Milton Friedman Day in Georgia on July 31, Friedman’s birthday. Speaker Pro Tempore Eric Johnson will keynote the event by giving an update on the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship and other successes in school choice. This event will also be a great opportunity to learn more about the newly implemented Education Tax-Credit and how to apply for scholarships through this program. If you value liberty and freedom of choice in education, join us on July 31 in thanking and honoring the man who did so much to preserve, protect, and defend it.
Official Website: http://www.gppf.org/default.asp?pt=eventdescr&EI=49
Added by insideronline on July 1, 2008