The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice was founded in 1996 by Milton and Rose D. Friedman to advance a system of K-12 education in which all parents, regardless of race, origin, or family income, are free to choose a learning environment that is best for their children.
As the Friedmans said, “This foundation is the culmination of what has been one of our main interests for more than four decades: improvement in the quality of the education available to children of all income and social classes in this nation, whether that education is provided in government or private schools or at home."
The Friedman Foundation works to educate the public and policymakers about school choice, how it works, and why it is needed. We provide education, outreach, and advocacy support to parents and community groups interested in school choice, offer research and data analysis to those pursuing school choice, and develop promotional materials for supporters working to reach more audiences.
The Friedman Foundation is dedicated to building upon our founders’ vision, clarifying its meaning to the public, and amplifying the national call for true education reform through school choice for all families.