Webinar: Does School Choice Help Rural Areas?

Webinar: Does School Choice Help Rural Areas?

Guest Speaker: Jason Bedrick, Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation

Critics of school choice in rural areas often argue two contradictory things: that education choice won’t help rural students because there are too few options, and that public schools will be destroyed because so many students will leave. Yet, as Jason Bedrick of the Heritage Foundation demonstrates in his recent report, Rustic Renaissance: Education Choice in Rural America, the evidence shows that school choice actually spurs traditional rural public schools to improve.

Join Alaska Policy Forum and Jason Bedrick in celebrating National School Choice Week on Tuesday, January 24, at 12 p.m. AK/4 p.m. ET. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

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About Our Guest Speaker

Jason Bedrick is a Research Fellow in the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Bedrick is the co-editor and co-author of two books, including Educational Freedom: Remembering Andrew Coulson, Debating His Ideas as well as Religious Liberty and Education: A Case Study of Yeshivas vs. New York. He is an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute and currently serves on the board of directors for the Education Freedom Institute. Bedrick previously served as the Director of Policy at EdChoice and a legislator in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Bedrick received his master’s degree in public 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.