FROM THE ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Rickert
Diana@IllinoisPolicy.org or (312) 607-4977
CHICAGO (July 31, 2012) – Today, the Illinois Policy Institute marked the 100th birthday of Milton Friedman at an event co-hosted by Americans for Prosperity.
The event highlighted one of Friedman's major priorities: school choice. Friedman's impact on education reform was honored by discussing the state of education reforms in Illinois and throughout the nation.
“We are proud to celebrate Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday by advocating for greater freedom in the education of Illinois’ children. The Illinois Policy Institute strongly embraces Dr. Friedman’s promotion of choice and increased school competition as a means to improve the lives of the poor and disadvantaged," said Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute.
"The Institute supports Dr. Friedman’s great legacy by promoting the removal of caps for charter schools in Illinois, the introduction of school choice through vouchers and tax credits, and the increased use of online learning. Illinois urgently needs innovation in education – its children deserve better,” Dabrowski continued.
The event was held in suburban Oak Brook.
Media contact: Diana Rickert (312) 607-4977
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