Major Study on Education Spending to be Unveiled at Leadership Breakfast

ATLANTA--()--How much do Georgia taxpayers spend on public schools? How many people work at those schools?

The truth may surprise you. Join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation for a leadership breakfast marking National School Choice Week, at which Dr. Ben Scafidi, director of the Education Economics Center in the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, will unveil the results of his new study titled ‘Balancing the Books in Education’.

The breakfast will be 8 a.m. Thursday, January 26 at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. About 50 policymakers, policy groups, legislators, educators, and interested individuals are expected to attend.

This event is planned to coincide with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2017, which will feature more than 21,000 school choice events across all 50 states.

"Without knowing how much is already spent, too many Georgians believe the answer to the state's education challenges lies in more funding," said Foundation President Kelly McCutchen. "Yet several states are spending less per-pupil with better results. Dr. Ben Scafidi's eye-opening study will unveil just how much is being spent -- and where -- and why wiser spending and competition through choice will improve Georgia education."

Register here: www.eventbrite.com/e/national-school-choice-week-tickets-30084030144

For more information or to RSVP, contact Benita Dodd, VP of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, at benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org or (404) 256-4050.

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 www.schoolchoiceweek.com, or visit www.facebook.com/schoolchoiceweek.

Contacts

Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Benita Dodd, 404-256-4050
benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org

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Contacts

Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Benita Dodd, 404-256-4050
benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org