The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Advancing Milton and Rose D. Friedman's Vision of School Choice for All Children

Mission and History


Advancing Milton and Rose D. Friedman’s vision of school choice for all children.


The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, Inc., is the legacy foundation of Milton and Rose Friedman and the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation, which was established in 1996 to promote universal school choice as the most effective and equitable way to improve the quality of K-12 education in America.

We were founded upon the ideals and theories of Nobel laureate Milton Friedman and economist Rose D. Friedman. As early as 1955, far before the need was perceived by most Americans, they envisioned the necessity of school choice. They knew that when schools are forced to compete to keep the children they educate, all parties win.

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice builds upon the Friedmans’ vision, clarifies its meaning to the public, and amplifies the national call for true education reform through universal school choice. As the only national organization dedicated solely to advancing Milton and Rose Friedman’s vision, we bring an unsurpassed clarity of purpose to the education reform debate.

Our success is well-recognized. We are known as “the nation’s original advocate of school choice,” according to Philanthropy Magazine, and we have been called “the nation’s leading advocate of vouchers” by the Wall Street Journal.