GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT
May 22, 2013
Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050
Foundation Marks Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day July 11
In Athens with National School Choice Expert Jay Greene
Atlanta – You are invited to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Athens Country Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by national school choice expert Jay P. Greene to celebrate Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day,
Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day is an annual celebration marking the birthday of the late Milton Friedman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and a longtime contributor to free market causes who championed school choice. Friedman’s 101st birthday would have been July 31. In the six years since the first celebration, a wide variety of events have been held nationally and internationally; last year, more than 100 gatherings were held in 44 countries, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia.
This event will cost $30 to attend. Register online by Tuesday, July 9, at http://tinyurl.com/ojcs5fp.
The keynote speaker, Jay Greene, Ph.D., is department head and 21st Century Chair in Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. Greene conducts research and writes about education policy, including topics such as school choice, high school graduation rates, accountability and special education. Greene’s research was cited four times in the Supreme Court’s opinions in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case on school vouchers and is the author of, “Education Myths.”
Greene has been a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. He received his degree in history from Tufts University in 1988 and his Ph.D. from the Government Department at Harvard University in 1995.
Media interested in attending please contact Benita Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-256-4050.
Who: Jay Greene
What: “Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon
When: Noon, Thursday July 11, 2013 (Registration, networking begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Athens Country Club, 2700 Jefferson Road, Athens, GA 30607
Attire: Business, business casual
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes practical, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.
Thank you for the great work that the Public Policy Foundation is doing across our state setting a wonderful example. I first ran for the Senate in 1994, and the Foundation was that resource I called upon to be a great help to me as we were articulating positions and formulating public policy initiatives. We appreciate very much your leadership and all that you stand for.