On April 4, 2012, The 1851 Center participated in an event conducted by The Ohio Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. The forum was aimed at investigating barriers to economic development in the state of Ohio and was conducted at Wilmington College.

Maurice Thompson, executive director of the Center, explained that economic freedom is the route to economic success. His comments addressed two areas that Ohioans should focus on to achieve more opportunity for all citizens:

(1) freeing workers from labor market restrictions such as licensing laws, wage controls, and union power-grabs; and

(2) freeing children from the public school monopoly and spreading educational choice and opportunity.

Read about the forum and view the list of speakers  here.

Read Mr. Thompson’s forum comments here.