Selected Moments of the 20th Century

A work in progress edited by Daniel Schugurensky
Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology,
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)

1955

In The Role of Government in Education, Milton Friedman introduces the idea of school vouchers

This year, US economist Milton Friedman published an article in the book 'Economics and the Public Interest' edited by ed. Robert A. Solo. In his article, entitled 'The role of government in education', Friedman proposed the idea of school vouchers, a concept that would be at the center of many debates on educational theory and policy for the remaining of the century, especially during the 1980s and 1990s. For a complete version of Friedman's article, please click here:  http://www.schoolchoices.org/roo/fried1.htm.

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