Policy Study

Annual Privatization Report 2013: Education

Education chapter of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2013

The Education section of Reason Foundation’s Annual Privatization Report 2013 provides an overview of the latest on school choice, charter schools, student-based budgeting and more. Subsections include:

A. 2012 School Choice Roundup In the States

B. School Choice Performance in 2012

C. Charter School Market Share for 2012

D. Charter Schools Nationally Recognized in 2012

E. Public Opinion of School Choice in 2012

F. High-Achieving Charter Schools Serve Diverse Demands of their Communities

G. Weighted Student Formula in the States

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Katie Furtick is a policy analyst at the Reason Foundation, where her research focuses on regulatory issues, education policy, and school choice.

Ms. Furtick has worked with state think tanks and policymakers at the state- and federal-level to improve transparency, accountability, and equity in education finance. She has authored policy studies on weighted student funding, charter schools, school choice, and school finance reform. Her work on weighted student funding has been featured in The Washington Post and the San Francisco Examiner along with several other publications and public policy think tanks.

Ms. Furtick previously worked to improve government accountability and measure the statewide impact of fiscal and economic policies and practices as a research analyst at Florida TaxWatch. Ms. Furtick holds a master's degree in applied economics, as well as a bachelor's degree in english literature and economics from Florida State University.

Lisa Snell is the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.

Snell has frequently testified before the California State Legislature and numerous other state legislatures and government agencies. She has authored policy studies on school finance and weighted student funding, universal preschool, school violence, charter schools, and child advocacy centers.

Snell is a frequent contributor to Reason magazine, School Reform News and Privatization Watch. Her writing has also appeared in Education Week, Edutopia, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications.

Ms. Snell is also an advisory board member to the National Quality Improvement Center for the Children's Bureau; is on the charter school accreditation team for the American Academy for Liberal Education; and serves as a board member for the California Virtual Academy.

Before joining Reason Foundation, Snell taught public speaking and argumentation courses at California State University, Fullerton. She earned a Master of Arts in communication from California State University, Fullerton.