For Immediate Release: July 18, 2012
Smart Girl Politics Action joins international celebration of Milton Friedman
Global effort to reaffirm the late Nobel laureate's theories on free markets and school choice
Reston, VA-Smart Girl Politics Action is part of an international effort celebrating the life and legacy of Milton Friedman, the late Nobel Prize winner who is considered one of the 20th century's leading economists.
Redeemer Lutheran Church from 6:00pm-8:30pm on July 31, 2012.
Friedman's theories on free markets and limited government dominated the economic and political discourse in the latter half of the 20th century. His opinions countered those of British economist John Maynard Keynes, who advocated for greater government spending as a way to prevent economic downtimes. Friedman also gained notoriety for his book "Capitalism and Freedom" and the PBS special "Free to Choose."
Organizers of New Jersey's 2012 Friedman celebration are asking that those interested in attending register by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3731318474. Last year, "Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day" gatherings welcomed more than 8,400 people in 45 states and six countries.
"There is a lot New Jersey residents and leaders can still learn from Milton Friedman," said Robert Enlow, president and CEO of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, which Dr. Friedman and his wife, Rose, founded in 1996. "For those New Jersey residents interested in boosting their economy, improving government, and providing access to a quality education for all, they should attend Smart Girl Politics Action Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day gathering."
Today, Friedman's name appears frequently in matters related to school choice, as the late Nobel laureate was father of the school voucher idea. As early as 1955, Friedman proposed vouchers as the best possible way to raise the quality of schooling in America. New Jersey does not have a private school choice program. The state does have a charter school law. New Jersey does not enable public virtual schooling. Open enrollment only exists for inter district public school choice.
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