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Pretty Interesting 1980′s Education Debate Between Albert Shanker & Milton Friedman

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Matthew Di Carlo from The Shanker Blog tweeted a short video of a debated on education between Albert Shanker, then president of the American Federation of Teachers and Milton Friedman, the economist who never met a question he couldn’t answer with “let the market and competition fix it.” There were a few others involved, too. I believe it occurred sometime in the 1980′s.

I thought it was pretty interesting, and have embedded their debate. I haven’t included the film Friedman made and showed prior to their discussion — if you want to subject yourself to it, you can easily find it on YouTube. Since I used TubeChop to delete some of that film, I don’t think that first segment will come through on an RSS Reader, so you’ll have to click all the way through to see it:

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