Christian Barnard is a senior 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.
Planning For Potential Budget Cutbacks In Michigan: Sustainable School Finance Solutions
Even in a constrained fiscal environment, Michigan can improve education funding equity and better empower local school leaders.
A Roadmap to Fix Arizona’s School Finance System
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.
Weighted Student Formula Yearbook, 2019
Examining 20 school districts that have implemented backpack funding and the 10 school empowerment benchmarks they should aspire to meet.