June 16, 2014
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Foundation Celebrates Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day
July 10 in Macon with School Choice Expert Dr. Ben Scafidi
Atlanta – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation takes its annual Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day on the road again this year, this time celebrating the birthday of Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman with a luncheon event in Macon on Thursday, July 10.
The event, which begins at noon at Macon’s Idle Hour Country Club, is keynoted by Dr. Ben Scafidi, the state’s foremost education expert, a professor of economics and director of the Economics of Education Policy Center at Georgia College & State University.
Dr. Scafidi is a Senior Fellow with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and is the director of education policy for the Georgia Community Foundation Inc. His research has focused on education and urban policy. Previously, he was chair of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, education policy advisor to Gov. Sonny Perdue, on the staff of both of Gov. Roy Barnes’ Education Reform Study Commissions, and an expert witness for the state of Georgia in school funding litigation. The Milledgeville, Ga., resident received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia and his B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day is an annual international celebration marking the birthday of the late Milton Friedman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and a longtime champion of free market causes and school choice. Friedman’s 102nd birthday would have been July 31. This year, more than 10,000 people at more than 100 events round the world will gather to recognize his life, legacy and ideas.
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What: “Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon
Who: Dr. Ben Scafidi
When: Noon, Thursday July 10, 2014 (Registration, networking begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Idle Hour Country Club, 251 Idle Hour Drive, Macon, GA 31210
Attire: Business, business casual
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. 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.
I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation. For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work. As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature. We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us. To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)