Project advisors provided expert review but are not authors of the report. Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only. Any errors or omissions in this report are the responsibility of the principal investigator and not of the project advisors.
James Alm Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University
Obie Clayton Morehouse College
Ron Haskins The Brookings Institution
Brett Katzman Kennesaw State University
Robert Lerman Urban Institute
Theodora Ooms Center for Law and Social Policy
Roger Tutterow Mercer University
S. House Ways and Means Committee
University of Virginia
About Benjamin Scafidi
Ben Scafidi is an associate professor in the J. Whitney Bunting School of Business at Georgia College & State University. His research has focused on education and urban policy. Previously he served as the Education Policy Advisor for Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and served on the staff of both of Georgia Governor Roy Barnes’ Education Reform Study Commissions. 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. Ben was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Ben and Lori Scafidi and their four children reside in Milledgeville, Georgia.