I am a retired school business manager now living in Raleigh. I read Rep. Paul Stam’s May 1 letter (“Wide support for school choice”) with interest.
I have seen this argument many times before and in many different places. It is much older than Milton Friedman. It is also harmful to public and private schools alike. The good private schools will not accept the money. They don’t need it, and it would hurt their marketing model. His mathematics on the resources drained from public schools is incorrect. I would be happy to explain the errors to him, but I doubt that he would listen.
Robert L. Mitten