RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute will bring researchers and experts together on July 15 to examine how school choice might affect economic growth in a community.
“Choice and competition in education yield stronger schools, better academic performance, and better community outcomes,” said Dr. Robert Luebke, Senior Policy Analyst for the Civitas Institute. “But can robust school choice actually drive economic growth? We will discuss the latest research and insights on this topic.”
- Nathan Gray of Young-Harris College in Georgia. He will discuss the results of research that focused on school choice and its impact on the town of Wake Forest.
- Bartley Danielsen of North Carolina State University. He will share his research about how school choice programs impact local economies, property values, family relocation patterns as well as the potential environmental benefits of school choice programs.
- John Allison, former President of the Cato Institute and former CEO of BB&T.
- Gov. Dan Forest. As lieutenant governor, he serves as a voting member of the State Board of Education and on the NC Community College Board.
What: A public discussion of how school choice might affect economic growth.
Where: Thales Academy Raleigh, 8151 Town Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616
When: July 15. Registration opens at 5:15 p.m. An optional reception runs from 5:15 to 6 p.m. The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m. All public tickets have been sold; for more information, go to schoolchoiceprosperity.com.
To arrange an interview with Dr. Luebke, call 919.834.2099 or email him at email@example.com.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians. Towards that end, Civitas provides research, information and training to:
• empower citizens to become better civic leaders and more informed voters;
• educate emerging public leaders, enabling them to be more effective in the democratic process; and
• inform elected officials about citizen-based, free-market solutions to problems facing North Carolinians.
For additional information, go to www.nccivitas.org or contact Jim Tynen at 919.834.2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.