F. A. Hayek and Milton Friedman will now be taught along side Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes in the high school curriculum of Texas — “a debacle for public education” according to one leftist critic.
UPDATE: Free Market Mojo weighs in on the storm of controversy:
Um, what’s the problem? Milton Friedman and Friedrich von Hayek are tremendously influential figures, not just in the field of economics. Can a truly honest study of the past century ignore their contributions to the world? I don’t think so. Mention them and criticize them if you must, but don’t ignore them.
I will say this though, this issue could easily be avoided if the government didn’t directly run schools.