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Jason Bedrick is the Director of Policy at EdChoice and was a policy analyst with Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom from 2012 to 2017.

Bedrick 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. He has published numerous studies on educational choice programs with organizations such as 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, among others.

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.

More from Jason Bedrick


School Choice Means Accountability to Parents

Austin American-Statesman. January 12, 2017.

How Texas Can Lead the Charge on Education Choice

The Daily Signal. December 13, 2016.

Suing Choice Away

National Review. October 24, 2016.


Preface: Expanding Opportunity Nationwide

The Special Needs ESA. December 2016.

Recalibrating Accountability: Education Savings Accounts as Vehicles of Choice and Innovation

The Heritage Foundation: Special Report. No. 190. December 12, 2016.

Earning Full Credit: Learning from and Improving Indiana’s School Scholarship Tax Credit Law

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. June 2015.

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Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2016

April 8, 2016. City Seminar.

School Choice Regulation: Friend or Foe?

March 4, 2016. Policy Forum.

Live Free and Learn: Scholarship Tax Credits in New Hampshire

January 26, 2015. Cato Connects.