Jason Bedrick a Research Fellow in the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation, where he focuses on policies that promote education freedom and choice, religious liberty, classical education, and restoring the primary role of families in education.
Bedrick is the co-editor and co-author of two books, including Educational Freedom: Remembering Andrew Coulson, Debating His Ideas and Religious Liberty and Education: A Case Study of Yeshivas vs. New York. He has also authored chapters in three books, including The Heritage Foundation’s book The Not-So-Great Society, which provides conservative solutions to the problems created by the ever-expanding federal footprint in preschool, K-12, and higher education.
His research on education policy has been published by numerous national and state-level think tanks, including The Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, EdChoice, the Heartland Institute, the Pioneer Institute, the Show-Me Institute, among others. His writings have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Fox News, Politico, the New York Post, National Review, National Affairs, the Washington Examiner, the Journal of School Choice, the Library of Law and Liberty, and Education Next among many other publications.
Bedrick is an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute, where he once served as a policy analyst with the Center for Educational Freedom. He also previously served as the Director of Policy at EdChoice, a nonprofit founded by Milton and Rose Friedman to advance education freedom and choice. Bedrick currently serves on the board of directors for the Education Freedom Institute.
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 in New Hampshire.
Bedrick received his master’s degree in Public Policy, with a focus on education 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. Bedrick resides in Phoenix with his wife and five children.
May 31, 2023 7 min read