Dr. Ben Scafidi: “The coming War Over School Choice in Georgia”

October 28, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hudson Grille Midtown

942 Peachtree St Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30309

While offering more than most states, Georgia permits only limited school choice options to families. The 2015 legislative session is likely to have a lively debate over expanding K-12 parental choice in Georgia. Drawing on his experiences and research, Dr. Ben Scafidi will provide his rationale for expanded parental choice and a preview of the issues that will be debated in Georgia in 2015.

Ben Scafidi is a professor of economics and director of the Education Economics Center at Kennesaw State University. He is also the director of education policy for the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program and a senior fellow with both the Milton and Rose Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. Previously, he served as the first chair of Georgia’s Charter Schools Commission, the Education Policy Advisor to Governor Sonny Perdue, on the staff of both of Governor Roy Barnes’s Education Reform Study Commissions, and as an expert witness for the state of Georgia in school funding litigation. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
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