This morning the Bluegrass Institute presented its Friedman Legacy Day event from the Midwest Church of Christ in the west end of Louisville. The site was appropriate given both the Midwest Church’s commitment to bettering local kids through school choice activism, and Friedman’s trailblazing in the area of that very important subject.
The Bluegrass Institute was please to host both Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville, and chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green. Both espoused the importance of school choice in the commonwealth, in particular the need to get true charter schools passed in the very near future. The fact that both Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Mitch McConnell have voiced the need for school choice in Kentucky is promising news toward that end.
Guests were also treated to a panel discussion with all four members of the Institute’s Board of Scholars. The scholars discussed some of the other important aspects of Milton Friedman’s legacy included compulsory school attendance, vouchers and the importance of economic freedom at home and abroad.
Stay tuned for exclusive video of the event!