Posted by a colleague from auld lang syne:
Many are surprised to find that Milton Freedman, generally regarded as the founder of the charter school movement, believed that our public schools are socialist and should be dismantled. "The establishment of the school system in the United States as an island of socialism in a free market sea ..."
The charter school movement was originated, and remains, largely an effort to put an end to free public education.
Mr. Friedman clearly believes that free enterprise, free choice, and the competitive market are the foundations of our country's success. I believe these were contributors, but I also believe that altogether they contributed less to our success than the free public education system. And that is something he opposes.