In Memory of John Walton

August 2005

In Memory of John Walton

There won’t be another man like John Walton. His combination of integrity, humility and courage was evident in everything he did, and most especially in his contributions to the cause of equal educational opportunity. John’s soft-spoken manner, so unexpected for a man of his stature, put people at ease and his wise counsel was invaluable in gaining educational opportunities for those who need it most—the socially and economically disenfranchised. His dedication to school choice is a legacy that has already improved the lives of thousands of American schoolchildren—and will ultimately benefit millions more.

Each of us at the Institute for Justice extends our deepest sympathy to John’s family and we pledge to do all we can to further his legacy of equal educational opportunities. —Chip Mellor

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