One day after a Superior Court judge agreed not to block the first distribution of opportunity scholarships — or school vouchers — in North Carolina, one of the scholarship program’s chief advocates discussed the program’s history during a Friedman Legacy Day lecture at the John Locke Foundation office. The lecture is named for the late economist Milton Friedman, a strong advocate for school choice throughout his career.

Rep. Paul Stam, R-Wake, speaker pro tem of the N.C. House of Representatives, has been pushing for increased school choice for years. He explains in the video clip below how increased choice can improve both public and private school options.

2:05 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 41:27 event.

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