Milton Friedman's Vision For The U.S Education System And Close Are We To It?

By Henry Tyler, Parent Herald November 23, 06:38 pm
DC public school students collaborate at EIF's Think It Up Live event at Cardozo Education Campus on November 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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Milton Friedman was an economist who gave a vision of privatizing all the public schools of the country. He is regarded as one of the most famous American economists of all time. Friedman died years ago but many fruit bearing efforts have been made to fulfill his vision and new efforts are still in the process. According to Friedman, the competitions at private schools should be conducted on board,granting vouchers to the families.

The economist who gave out the idea that it is unpractical for the government to manage everything it finances.The education being financed by the government was not able to fulfill the goal of education and the results were not up to the mark. On the otherhand private projects funded by the government or private military contractors yield much better results. 

Similarly Milton suggested that the government can also fund private school's trustees with public money to ensure better education.The government should take Friedman's vision in to consideration and fund parents with public money to create a better schooling system.

According to a column of Townhall, individual states are progressing by following Friedman's visions. The problem is that Americans are not aware of the prospects of school choice.They are firm that government schools play their role satisfactorily.

They are unaware of the fact that they can ensure better education by giving their confidence to the private sector. According to On The Issues, one more thing to be kept in mind is that one should not choose a particular schooling system by just seeing the shine of the intentions of the policies. The outcome of those policies is what should be considered while making the right choice.

Government schools are better than Private schools, is the biggest misconception which stops people from taking the right decision. Many people who experienced school choice are quite happy and satisfied about their decision. It is high time that government should now adopt an education system that ensures maximum benefits and will make Friedman proud!

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