Dr. Benjamin Scafidi

Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State

Dr. Benjamin 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.


September 6, 2022 • Commentary

Learn How Much Your Georgia Degrees Pay

On Georgia Degrees Pay, students and their parents can find information about each major offered at each public university in Georgia.



June 4, 2021 • Commentary

For Schools to Return to Normalcy, Community Must Do Its Part

Closing schools because of COVID-19 was terrible for students, families and educators. Students struggled with less than ideal learning opportunities and their mental health. Families were forced to juggle employment […]

March 5, 2021 • Commentary

Adding up the Benefits of Education Options

Proposals in the Georgia General Assembly to give Georgia families more opportunities to choose schools and educational settings for their children have come un


July 31, 2020 • Commentary

Landmark Montana Case Advances Education Options

On June 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional for a state to prohibit the use of tax credit scholarships at religious schools while perm