Study on Georgia’s K-12 Options to be Unveiled at National School Choice Week Event

News Release | For Immediate Release
January 16, 2018
Contact: Benita Dodd (404-256-4050)

Georgia Public Policy Foundation to Mark National School Choice Week,
Unveil Study on Georgia’s K-12 Options

Dr. Ben Scafidi

Atlanta  – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation celebrates National School Choice Week on Tuesday, January 23, with an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast at the Georgian Club featuring Foundation Senior Fellow Dr. Ben Scafidi.

Dr. Scafidi, a professor of economics at Kennesaw State University and national expert on education funding, will unveil his latest study: “Georgia 2020: Educational Opportunity for All K-12 Students in Georgia.”

This Leadership Breakfast is open to the public and is expected to draw about 80 attendees, including elected officials, policymakers, business interests and educators. It coincides with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2018, which will feature more than 32,000 school choice events across all 50 states.

“The Foundation’s first Leadership Breakfast every year is the National School Choice Week event,” said Benita Dodd, vice president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. “It’s a great way to start the year, highlighting the progress in education choices available to Georgia’s families, the need for more options and the exciting opportunities coming up in the legislative session.

“We’re especially excited to partner this year with the Foundation for Excellence in Education in publicizing ExcelinEd’s Georgia winners of its nationwide school choice video competition,” Dodd added.

The deadline to register is Friday, January 19; registration is $30. Media interested in attending must contact Benita Dodd.

For information and to register, go to  The Georgian Club is located at 100 Galleria Pkwy SE #1700, Atlanta, GA 30339.

About National School Choice Week: As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country. For more information, visit, or visit

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: The Foundation, established in 1991, is a nonprofit, independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians