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Education Freedom and Right-To-Work: Jonathan WIlliams on Moore Money

"Right-to-work is fundamentally an American idea that we ought to be able to associate with whom we would like as individuals, as workers, and certainly as businesses across the United States."

ALEC EVP of Policy & Chief Economist Jonathan Williams¬†joined economist Stephen Moore and National Review columnist John Fund to discuss Michigan’s economic competitiveness and the nationwide education freedom movement on Moore Money.

Williams noted how Michigan’s recent repeal of its Right-To-Work provisions would affect¬†job growth:

This is fundamentally an American idea that we ought to be able to associate with whom we would like as individuals, as workers, and certainly as businesses across the United States.

It matters greatly for economic growth and job creation in the states that are right-to-work states. This is a bad deal for Michigan and it’s unfortunately part of a longer series of mistakes by current liberal Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Personally, I think it is an audition for a national liberal platform, but it’s going to have disastrous effects for Michigan.

Williams also discussed the education freedom movement and how states are embracing school choice for students.

The magic moment for parental empowerment was when Terry McAuliffe, during a debate with then-candidate Glenn Youngkin, said parents shouldn’t be involved in their child’s education. Everyone was incensed by such an idea, and it was probably the start of this magic moment in education freedom.

ALEC and The Committee to Unleash Prosperity have been instrumental in working with state legislators and friendly education reform groups around the country because we think we can have 25 states with education freedom by the end of 2025 thanks to this huge momentum of legislators really moving this across the states.