Atlanta – Do you know how much Georgia taxpayers spend on public schools and how many people work at public schools? Odds are your guess is wrong. Find out just how wrong at, “National School Choice Week: Where’s the Money?” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s first event of 2017. This 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast marking National School Choice Week is keynoted by education expert Dr. Ben Scafidi at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.
Dr. Scafidi, a Senior Fellow at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and EdChoice, (formerly known as the Friedman Foundation), is director of the Education Economics Center in the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. On January 26, he will unveil the eye-opening results of his new study on education spending transparency.
About National School Choice Week: Held every January, National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. The Foundation has marked this week with an event every years; in 2016, the Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast was one of nearly 17,000 celebrations across all 50 states and around the world.
This Leadership Breakfast, which is open to the public, is $30 to attend. Register by Tuesday, January 24 online here or make your check out to Georgia Public Policy Foundation and mail to 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta GA 30339.. Difficulty registering? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050. Media interested in attending must contact Benita Dodd.
What: “National School Choice Week: Where’s the Money?” a Leadership Breakfast
Who: Dr. Ben Scafidi
When: 8 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2017 (Registration, networking begin at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta GA 30339
Attire: Business, business casual
Refund policy: Refunds provided upon request for registrations canceled before an event’s deadline.
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: The Foundation, which celebrated 25 years in Georgia in 2016, is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org.
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