Thursday, February 24, 2011

Education Expert Jay Greene Keynotes March 5 Leadership Breakfast

On 'School Choice and Lessons for Education Reform in Georgia'

You are invited to "School Choice and Lessons for Education Reform in Georgia," a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast keynoted by renowned school choice researcher Jay P. Greene at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Mary Mac's Tea Room in Atlanta.

This event, co-sponsored by the Center for an Educated Georgia, will focus on Greene's new research into student scholarships and social promotions, and practical applications for Georgia.

Greene is the department head and 21st Century Chair in Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. He is also a fellow at the George W. Bush Institute. He conducts research and writes about education policy, including topics such as school choice, high school graduation rates, accountability and special education.

The author of "Education Myths: What Special-Interest Groups Want You to Believe About Our Schools and Why it Isn't So," Greene's research was cited four times in the Supreme Court's opinions in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case on school vouchers.

His articles have appeared in policy journals including The Public Interest, City Journal and Education Next; in academic journals including Education Finance and Policy, Economics of Education Review and the British Journal of Political Science; and in major newspapers including The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

Greene, who has been a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston, received his B.A. in history from Tufts University and his Ph.D. from the Government Department at Harvard University.

This Leadership Breakfast is part of the "20 For 20" Campaign in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Foundation in 2011. To mark this milestone, the cost to attend this event is $20. The deadline to register is Thursday, March 3. To register, go to this link: Media interested in attending please contact Benita Dodd at or 404-256-4050.

Who: Jay P. Greene
What: "School Choice and Lessons for Education Reform in Georgia," a Leadership Breakfast
When: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011
Where: Mary Mac's Tea Room, 224 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30308


About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: The Foundation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2011, is an independent, state-based think tank that proposes practical, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit to read about innovative solutions to the state’s challenges or to watch streaming online video of Foundation events. Join the Foundation’s Facebook Fan Page or follow us on Twitter at

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