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Episode 5: An Interview with Robert Enlow, President and CEO, EdChoice

Robert Enlow


An Interview with Robert Enlow, President and CEO, EdChoice

Families have more freedom in education than ever before, thanks in part to increased parental demand for K12 opportunities since the pandemic. In state after state, legislation has passed to expand educational options.

While there has been significant momentum, the groundwork for reform was laid long ago, starting with the vision of Milton and Rose Friedman. The Friedmans broke the mold of the traditional school model by proposing the concept of school choice in 1955. Nearly 70 years later, their revolutionary idea has become embedded in the education landscape, with more than half of the U.S. now having some form of educational choice.

Robert Enlow is our guest on this episode of Voices of Freedom. Since 1996, he has been dedicated to carrying out the Friedmans’ core belief that more education freedom creates greater opportunity for children.

Topics Discussed

  • Evolution of education freedom, starting with the Friedmans’ vision
  • Impact of school choice on underperforming schools
  • Influence of parents on education freedom
  • Legislative landscape of choice: opportunities and obstacles
  • How to effectively implement education freedom legislation once it’s passed
  • U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Espinoza v. Montana
  • How the Friedmans would view the state of education today

Enlow is the president and CEO of EdChoice. Before its formation in 2016, he was an integral part of the Milton and Rose Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, serving as fundraiser, projects coordinator, vice president and executive director, prior to being named president and CEO in 2009.