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The John Locke Foundation presents

Great Schools Change Everything  

with our special guest 

Marcus Brandon 
Executive Director, CarolinaCAN
Former State Legislator 

Monday, June 27th, 2016
12 Noon

John Locke Foundation
200 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh

Free Event Open to the Public 



About This Presentation 
CarolinaCAN is a nonprofit education research and policy organization that convenes education leaders across the state and arms them with information to enact policies that will give every North Carolina child access to a great school. In this presentation, former Rep. Marcus Brandon will explain why he believes great schools change everything for a child, and he'll look at North Carolina’s progress toward the goal that is at the heart of his organization's mission. 

About Marcus Brandon
Marcus Brandon served two terms as state representative in the North Carolina House of Representatives, focusing his work on education reform and poverty, which he called “structural issues that impact the community.” Serving as vice chair of the House Education Committee, Marcus was able to pass key pieces of legislation regarding school choice: Tax Credits for Special Needs, Opportunity Scholarships for Low Income Families and the Teacher Paperwork Reduction Act. Marcus was recognized for his leadership and awarded Legislator of the Year by Parents for Educational Freedom, Black Alliance for Educational Options and Democrats for Education Reform. He was also recognized by Governing magazine in their "Top 12 Legislators to Watch Nationally" list. Marcus Brandon hails from a long line of North Carolinians. He attended Southern Guilford High School and graduated from North Carolina A&T in Greensboro with a degree in Liberal Studies: Race, Culture and Class. 

Shaftesbury presentations are free and open to the public. Lunch is not available for purchase at the presentation. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

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