Thursday, December 23, 2010

Delicious irony: Choice foes validate Friedman's dictum

"It took a bit of time, but some northeastern Oklahoma school boards have finally come to their senses regarding a state law for special-needs students," The Oklahoman editorializes today.

Why the change of heart? Why would the lawbreakers in Owasso and Bixby suddenly fold? "Maybe all it took for the wake-up call," posits Sand Springs Leader executive editor William Swaim, "was the possibility of ouster for school board members, who would not have the legal expenses for their defense covered by taxpayer dollars."

Ah yes. What was it that (ahem) school-choice champion Milton Friedman once said? You don't spend other people's money as carefully as you spend your own.

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