GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE
July 20, 2015
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Foundation Hosts Friedman Legacy Day in Savannah July 29
Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Georgia’s only free-market, state-focused public policy research organization, at the annual Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day in Georgia’s First City on July 29: a Policy Briefing Luncheon at Vic’s On the River in Savannah.
This event, sponsored by the Georgia Charter Schools Association and the Friedman Foundation, celebrates the birthday of Nobel Prize winner and school choice chamption Milton Friedman. Dr. Benjamin Scafidi, Georgia’s foremost education expert, will keynote the event, providing a preview of education issues at the Legislature and a review of the legacy of Milton Friedman.
About Benjamin Scafidi: Dr. Scafidi is director of the Education Economics Center in the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University and a Senior Fellow with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Friedman Foundation. Previously, he was a professor of economics and director of the Economics of Education Policy Center at Georgia College & State University and director of education policy for the Georgia Community Foundation Inc., where his research focused on education and urban policy. 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 Cobb County resident received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia and his B.A. in economics from the University of Notre Dame.
About Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day: This annual international celebration marks 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 was born July 31, 1912, and died November 16, 2006. Last year, the Foundation hosted the event in Macon; more than 10,000 people at more than 100 events around the world gathered to recognize Friedman’s life, legacy and ideas.
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.
What: “Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day,” a Policy Briefing Luncheon
Who: Dr. Benjamin Scafidi
When: Noon, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (Registration, networking begin at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Vic’s On the River, (Stoddard Room) 26 East Bay St./15 East River St. Savannah, Georgia 31401
Attire: Business, business casual