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The Education Liberator, Vol. 2, No. 6, July 1996

Freedom lovers for tax-funded vouchers

by Marshall Fritz

Many freedom lovers believe that tax-funded vouchers will improve schooling by adding competition. Some focus on the teachers unions as The Big Problem and see vouchers as a way to reduce their influence. Some see vouchers as an important, even necessary, stepping stone toward full Separation.

I've had discussions with many freedom lovers on the voucher issue. A few have not yet devoted much thought ("Friedman is for vouchers and the unions are against them. That's good enough for me"). Most, such as Joe Bast, David Boaz, Milton Friedman, Andy Little and those on the list below, have given this issue a lot of thought and still maintain their position rather than accept mine.

Sure, it's frustrating when people I respect and like are so stubborn (oops, look who's talking). So, to keep a sense of perspective, I often end a conversation on the voucher issue with the statement, "I don't expect perfection in my friends for fear they might reciprocate."

Larry Arnn
Claremont Institute
Mike Arata
Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism
Wm. Bentley Ball
Bernard Baltic
Reason Foundation
Joe Bast
Heartland Institute
Doug Bandow
David Barulich
Janet Beales
Reason Foundation
Joel Belz
WORLD Magazine
Lloyd Billingsley
David Boaz
Cato Institute
Clint Bolick
Institute for Justice
Ed Crane
President of Cato Institute
Brad Dacus
Rutherford Institute
Bro Theodore Drahmann
Christian Brothers Conference
Mae Duggan
Citizens for Educ. Freedom
Edward Erikson
Calvin College
Milton Friedman
Nobel Laureate
David Harmer
Heritage Foundation
Kevin Irvine
1991 Colo. Teacher of the Year
David Kirkpatrick
Virgil Blum, SJ Center
Manny Klausner
Reason Foundation
Myron Lieberman
Rabbi Pinchas Lipner
Hebrew Academy
Andrew Little
Buckeye Institute
Bishop Norman McFarland
Diocese of Orange
Fr Richard John Neuhaus
First Things
Sr Renee Oliver
CEF Retired
Joe Overton
Mackinac Institute
Linda Page
Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy
Quentin Quade
Virgil Blum, SJ Center
Lovett Peters
Pioneer Institute
James Peyser
Pioneer Institute
Jack Roeser
Family Taxpayer Foundation
Dan Rosenthal
Silver and Gold Report
Michael Rothschild
Bionomics Institute
Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum
Dr Robert Simonds
Sam Staley
Buckeye Institute
Tom Tancredo
Independence Institute
Kevin Teasley
Center for Study of Popular Culture
Robert Teegarden
Calif Catholic Conference
Lance Uzumi
Pacific Research Foundation
Michael Watson
Arkansas Policy Foundation
Walter Williams
George Mason University