Jason Bedrick

Jason Bedrick

Policy Analyst
Cato Institute

Jason Bedrick is a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom. He previously served as a legislator in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and was an education policy research fellow at the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. Bedrick has published numerous studies on educational choice programs with organizations such as the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the Heritage Foundation, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Pioneer Institute, the Show-Me Institute, and the Caesar Rodney Institute.

His articles have been featured in the New York Post, the Boston Globe, the Palm Beach Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the New Hampshire Union LeaderNational ReviewNational AffairsEducation Next, the Federalist, and Townhall.com. Bedrick received his master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a fellow at the Taubman Center for State and Local Government. His thesis, “Choosing to Learn,” assessed scholarship tax credit programs operating in eight states, including their program design, impact on student performance, fiscal impact, and popularity.

Blog Posts

Fixing education will take more than school choice

The nomination of philanthropist and education reformer Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has reignited debates over school choice policies. Aside from the opposition of groups invested in the status…