Jude Schwalbach is a policy analyst at Reason Foundation.
Schwalbach previously worked at Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy, where his research focused on expanding educational opportunities for K-12 students and reducing the federal footprint in education. Before joining Heritage, Schwalbach taught high school in Phoenix, Arizona.
Schwalbach’s writings have appeared in The Hill, National Review, RealClear Education, Orange County Register, Washington Times, and redefinED.
Schwalbach holds a B.A. in philosophy from Thomas Aquinas College and a M.A. in political philosophy from Hillsdale College. He is based in Washington, D.C.
The future of school choice: Funding all students through education savings accounts
Making education savings accounts the default funding mechanism for K-12 education and eliminating residential assignment would establish a robust education marketplace that is parent-driven and student-centered.
Funding Education Opportunity: Historic NAEP score declines, Census data on pandemic school spending, and more
Plus: How school choice debates are impacting gubernatorial races.
Better transparency can improve public school open enrollment in most states
Transparent open enrollment reporting is key to developing a level playing field for students.
Frequently asked questions on public school open enrollment
Public school open enrollment policies allow students to transfer to the public school of their choice.
Increases in education spending have little correlation with actual student counts, data show
Our analyses show almost universal education spending increases across all states between 2002 and 2020 while at the same time, many states struggled to cope with shrinking K-12 student enrollments.
Top-performing public schools are rejecting students even though they have open seats
In most states, where you live determines where you can go to school.
Stronger open enrollment laws would help California students
Open enrollment lets students enroll in any public school that has open seats, regardless of where they live.
How President Biden’s plan for student loan forgiveness will make student debt worse
The president's plan to forgive $10,000 in student debt per borrower has several negative consequences.