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K-12 Education

Government has appropriately financed general education for citizenship, but in the process it has been led also to administer most of the schools that provide such education. Yet, as we have seen, the administration of schools is neither required by the financing of education, nor justifiable in its own right in a predominantly free enterprise society. […] The lack of balance in governmental activity reflects primarily the failure to separate sharply the question what activities it is appropriate for government to finance from the question what activities it is appropriate for government to administer […] . —Milton Friedman, “The Role of Government in Education,” in Economics and the Public Interest, ed. Robert A. Solo © 1955 by the Trustees of Rutgers College.

 
 

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