(Americans for Prosperity and NPRI) – July 31, 2011 would have been Milton Friedman’s 99th birthday. Now, more than ever, his vision is relevant. To honor the impact he has had on our society, and to help clarify his moral framework for freedom and free enterprise, NPRI will celebrate the Friedman Legacy for Freedom in partnership with the Foundation for Educational Choice.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation Nevada and the Nevada Policy Research Institute will host a luncheon on Friday, July 29th to celebrate Milton Friedman’s 99th birthday and his work for freedom and free enterprise.
Guest speaker at the luncheon will be Lindsey Burke, Policy Analyst with the Heritage Institute, who will discuss how school choice can help
minority students in America.
Lindsey Burke researches and writes on federal and state education issues as a policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation. Burke’s research has been cited by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Fox News, and she has been quoted in Time and Newsweek, among other major media outlets. Her commentary and opinion pieces have appeared in such print and online venues as National Review Online, The Star-Ledger and the Boston Herald.
Burke’s recent publications include, “Reducing the Federal Footprint on Education and Empowering State and Local Leaders,” “National Education Standards and Tests: Big Expense, Little Value” and “Closing the Racial Achievement Gap: Learning from Florida’s Reforms,” which may be found on the Heritage Foundation’s website. In “Closing the Racial Achievement Gap,” Burke demonstrates that by following the path blazed by reformers in Florida, policymakers across the country can fix the tragic education gap that exists between white students and their black and Hispanic peers.