State Legislators Join with Educators to Celebrate School Choice Week

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Legislators from across the state are joining policy makers, charter
school leaders, and school choice supporters to celebrate the education
choices offered to families in Georgia on Wednesday, January 27.

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Annual National School Choice
Week Leadership Breakfast will be held January 27 at 8:00 am at Cobb
County’s Georgian Club in Atlanta. Hosted by the Georgia Public Policy
Foundation, a panel discussion entitled “Georgia Education: Reforms and
Recommendations,” will look at the progress and future of school choice
across Georgia.

“The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is thrilled to highlight National
School Choice Week with leaders from across our state. We’re committed
to ensuring that all parents have the right to select a school that best
meets their child’s academic needs,” said Benita Dodd, vice president of
Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

The panel discussion includes two education reform champions in the
Georgia Legislature and an education innovator: Georgia State Sen.
Hunter Hill, Senate sponsor of legislation creating Education Savings
Accounts (ESAs) and Georgia State Rep. Mike Dudgeon, vice chairman of
the House Education Committee, a sponsor of similar legislation in the
Senate and a member of the Governor’s Education Reform Commission.
Additionally, Mike Davis, executive director of Great Teachers’ Academy,
a hybrid school with a network of micro-campuses, will address the
audience.

Organizers expect to draw over 75 legislators, business people, opinion
leaders, and school choice supporters.

The event is open to the public, but tickets are required for
attendance. The registration deadline is Monday, January 25. For more
information, contact Benita Dodd, at benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org

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