Get this: $12,000 savings accounts controlled by parents? What could go wrong?
Will these guys ever make up their mind? Friedman's plan left everything up to the free market; good schools, bad schools, bad students, children with needs, poverty...whatever. Try watching the YouTube Friedman debate located here (at 27:30 in). The pundits were much smarter than the smirking know-it-all free marketer.
Someone like Friedman, who has an answer for everything and is never stumped, is obviously winging it. The biggest joke? This guy won a Nobel prize for economic science for gods sake. His grand scheme never took off, did it. In Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine a few dictatorial countries tried Friedman's plan and failed miserably.
With over 20 years of what has been proven to be a failed voucher system in Milwaukee, we definitively know Friedman was wrong. But the real reason for vouchers?
Milton Friedman: “Vouchers are not an end in themselves; they are a means to make a transition from a government to a free-market system.”Here's audio of Steitz on Upfront with Mike Gousha. He not only wants a free market educational system, but he's nearly doubling the amount of money taxpayers will contribute to each voucher. Vouchers were supposed to be a bargain that accomplished the same thing, remember? That no longer applies either: