Christian Barnard is an education policy analyst at Reason Foundation.
Barnard's work includes research and analysis of state education and school district finance systems, with the goal of making them more equitable and innovative.
Barnard's writing has been featured in outlets including USA Today, Los Angeles Daily News, Washington Times, and The Hill, among others.
Barnard previously worked with the Foundation for Government Accountability, where he conducted research on labor policy and criminal justice. He also worked for the Pioneer Institute.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and economics from Messiah College.
Arizona needs to adopt a system that more effectively attaches dollars to individual students based on their needs—regardless of property wealth and district boundaries.
Examining 20 school districts that have implemented backpack funding and the 10 school empowerment benchmarks they should aspire to meet.