The Maine Heritage Policy Center
Joins Global Effort Celebrating Late Nobel Laureate
PORTLAND – Milton Friedman, a Nobel-recognized economist and advisor to several U.S. presidents, will be the focal point for numerous events in all 50 states and throughout the world on July 31. The Maine Heritage Policy Center is participating in the annual “Friedman Legacy Day” to showcase the late professor’s famous policies, including tax reform and school choice.
“The Maine Heritage Policy Center is dedicated to furthering school choice for all children, an educational model that lies at the heart of Dr. Friedman’s biggest dreams,” said Amanda R. Clark, Education Policy Analyst for The Maine Heritage Policy Center. “We are thrilled to be hosting this year’s Friedman Legacy Day at one of Maine’s five new charter schools. The goal of this event is to increase public awareness of charter schools and their inner workings, to promote school choice as a proven approach to improving student outcomes, and to highlight the close relationship between school choice and economic freedom.”
Considered by many to be the most influential economist of the 20th century, Milton Friedman won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1976 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988. The author of such books as “Capitalism and Freedom” and “A Monetary History of the United States,” Dr. Friedman is also well known for his appearance on the popular PBS series “Free to Choose.”
“Milton Friedman’s positive impact on America and the world is still being felt today,” said Robert Enlow, president and CEO of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. “The drive toward greater individual freedom and warranted skepticism about big government can be attributed to Dr. Friedman. And it’s groups like The Maine Heritage Policy Center that keep Milton Friedman’s legacy alive.”
In 1996, Dr. Friedman and his wife, Rose, founded the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice to research and promote school choice, an idea he first proposed in 1955.
Maine’s 2013 Friedman Legacy Day is proudly co-sponsored by The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Americans for Prosperity – Maine, and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.
FRIEDMAN LEGACY DAY DETAILS
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Luncheon)
Location: Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, 54 York Street, Portland, ME
Mrs. Amanda Clark, Education Policy Analyst
The Center for Education Excellence, MHPC | www.GreatSchoolsForME.org
Dr. Allison Davis, Vice Chair
Board of Directors, Baxter Academy | www.Baxter-Academy.org
The Honorable Carol Weston, Director
Americans for Prosperity – Maine | www.AmericansForProsperity.org/Maine
Ms. Michele LeForge, Head of School
Amanda R. Clark
Education Policy Analyst
207.321.2550 | email@example.com