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Friedman Legacy for Freedom: Expanding Educational Reform in Maryland

JULY 2, 2008 Bookmark and Share

Across the globe, Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Milton Friedman was hailed as one of the 20th century's great champions of freedom. President George W. Bush called him a "revolutionary thinker" and one of America's "greatest citizens." Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher heralded him as an "intellectual freedom fighter." Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Friedman was well known as the father of the modern school choice movement, owing to his 1955 proposal for vouchers that parents could use to purchase education at the schools of their choice.

The Maryland Public Policy Institute will be honoring Dr. Friedman and his contributions to education reform as part of the national Friedman Legacy for Freedom campaign on July 31, 2008, which would have been Friedman's 96th birthday. I hope you will join us.

Friedman Legacy for Freedom:

Expanding Educational Reform in Maryland

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Maryland Inn

58 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland

12:00 - 1:30 pm

The event will focus on expanding educational reform in Maryland with special guest, Dan Lips, Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation and Senior Fellow of Education Policy Studies at the Maryland Public Policy Institute, speaking on school choice and the challenges and opportunities that confront us. Mr. Lips has authored education policy studies for numerous state think tanks and his commentaries have been published in various news outlets including National Review Online, FoxNews.com and in numerous newspapers, including The Arizona Republic, The Daily Oklahoman, The Manchester Union and The Washington Times.

There is no charge for this event. I hope you will be able to attend to help honor Dr. Milton Friedman, one of the world's finest Intellectual Freedom Fighters, and to recognize the leaders who have the courage to follow in his footsteps today.

To RSVP, please call (240) 686-3510 or email events@mdpolicy.org