EdChoice

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EdChoice, formerly the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, is an American education reform organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.wikipedia
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Milton Friedman

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It was founded in 1996 by Nobel laureate Milton Friedman and economist Rose Director Friedman, who were married.
His support for school choice led him to found the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, later renamed EdChoice.

School choice

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The Foundation follows in Friedman’s view and is focused on the creation and expansion of school choice programs, either through vouchers, tax-based incentive programs, education savings accounts.
In 1996, Friedman and his wife economist Rose Director Friedman founded the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, (now EdChoice).

School voucher

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Friedman proposed that parents should be able to receive those education funds in the form of vouchers, which would allow them to choose their children's schools, including both public and private, religious and non-religious options. The Supreme Court in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris concluded Cleveland’s school voucher program did not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.
The Foundation for Educational Choice alleges that a school voucher plan "embodies exactly the same principle as the GI bills that provide for educational benefits to military veterans. The veteran gets a voucher good only for educational expense and he is completely free to choose the school at which he uses it, provided that it satisfies certain standards."

Gordon St. Angelo

A prominent Indiana politician and friend of the Friedmans, Gordon St. Angelo, served as the Friedman Foundation’s first president, a position he held until 2009, when he was succeeded by Robert Enlow.
He served as President & CEO of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation for School Choice until 2009.

Rose Friedman

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It was founded in 1996 by Nobel laureate Milton Friedman and economist Rose Director Friedman, who were married.
Rose Director Friedman (born Rose Director, December, 1910 – 18 August 2009), also known as Rose D. Friedman, was a free-market economist and co-founder of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation.

Education reform

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EdChoice, formerly the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, is an American education reform organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Indianapolis

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EdChoice, formerly the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, is an American education reform organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Indiana

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EdChoice, formerly the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, is an American education reform organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

List of Nobel laureates

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It was founded in 1996 by Nobel laureate Milton Friedman and economist Rose Director Friedman, who were married.

The Wall Street Journal

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Called “the nation's leading advocate of vouchers” by the Wall Street Journal, the organization's 13-member board is chaired by Patrick M. Byrne, chairman and CEO of Overstock.com.

Patrick M. Byrne

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Called “the nation's leading advocate of vouchers” by the Wall Street Journal, the organization's 13-member board is chaired by Patrick M. Byrne, chairman and CEO of Overstock.com.
Byrne also serves as co-chair (with Rose Friedman) of EdChoice.

Overstock.com

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Called “the nation's leading advocate of vouchers” by the Wall Street Journal, the organization's 13-member board is chaired by Patrick M. Byrne, chairman and CEO of Overstock.com.

J. Patrick Rooney

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Other founding directors of the Friedman Foundation include J. Patrick Rooney and Mitch Daniels.

Mitch Daniels

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Other founding directors of the Friedman Foundation include J. Patrick Rooney and Mitch Daniels.

Free market

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In 1955, Milton Friedman put forth an idea of using free market principles to improve the United States public school system.

Education in the United States

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In 1955, Milton Friedman put forth an idea of using free market principles to improve the United States public school system.

Supreme Court of the United States

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The Friedman Foundation was involved with the U.S. Supreme Courts’ landmark decision on Ohio’s private school choice program in Cleveland, filing an amicus brief along with the Center for Individual Freedom, Cato Institute, and Goldwater Institute in support of the petitioners.

Ohio

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The Friedman Foundation was involved with the U.S. Supreme Courts’ landmark decision on Ohio’s private school choice program in Cleveland, filing an amicus brief along with the Center for Individual Freedom, Cato Institute, and Goldwater Institute in support of the petitioners.

Cleveland

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The Friedman Foundation was involved with the U.S. Supreme Courts’ landmark decision on Ohio’s private school choice program in Cleveland, filing an amicus brief along with the Center for Individual Freedom, Cato Institute, and Goldwater Institute in support of the petitioners.

Amicus curiae

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The Friedman Foundation was involved with the U.S. Supreme Courts’ landmark decision on Ohio’s private school choice program in Cleveland, filing an amicus brief along with the Center for Individual Freedom, Cato Institute, and Goldwater Institute in support of the petitioners.

Center for Individual Freedom

The Friedman Foundation was involved with the U.S. Supreme Courts’ landmark decision on Ohio’s private school choice program in Cleveland, filing an amicus brief along with the Center for Individual Freedom, Cato Institute, and Goldwater Institute in support of the petitioners.

Cato Institute

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The Friedman Foundation was involved with the U.S. Supreme Courts’ landmark decision on Ohio’s private school choice program in Cleveland, filing an amicus brief along with the Center for Individual Freedom, Cato Institute, and Goldwater Institute in support of the petitioners.

Goldwater Institute

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The Friedman Foundation was involved with the U.S. Supreme Courts’ landmark decision on Ohio’s private school choice program in Cleveland, filing an amicus brief along with the Center for Individual Freedom, Cato Institute, and Goldwater Institute in support of the petitioners.

Zelman v. Simmons-Harris

The Supreme Court in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris concluded Cleveland’s school voucher program did not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.

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The Supreme Court in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris concluded Cleveland’s school voucher program did not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.