On Wednesday, July 31, senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow moderated discussion for “Choice in Education is Good for Children, Parents, and Teachers,” an event sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation.
Held in honor of the 101st birthday of the late Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and author of Free to Choose, the gathering at Highlands Ranch High School included a panel of local parents, teachers, and officials:
Panelists were State Board of Education member Pam Mazanec, Douglas County school parents Becky Barnes and Franceen Thompson, recently retired Cherry Creek teacher Debbie Cohen, private school teacher Kurt Gutschick, and Professional Association of Colorado Educators policy director Tim Farmer. After the program featuring questions from the moderator and from the audience, guests enjoyed a Friedman birthday cake and other refreshments.
The event was part of the nationwide celebration of Friedman Legacy Day 2013, sponsored by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.