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Jonathan Butcher


Jonathan Butcher (M.A. in economics, University of Arkansas) serves as education director for the Goldwater Institute. He has researched and testified on education policy and school choice programs around the U.S. He is a member of the Arizona Department of Education’s Steering Committee for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, the nation’s first education savings account program. Prior to joining Goldwater, Jonathan was the Director of Accountability for the South Carolina Public Charter School District, South Carolina’s only statewide charter school authorizer.


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When Quality Education Becomes a Matter of National Security

Jonathan Butcher (second from left) is pictured here at a 2014 panel discussion in Oklahoma City entitled "School Choice 2.0: Education Savings Accounts." Also pictured (from left) are OCPA distingu...

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A Solution to the Campus Free-Speech Crisis

By Jonathan Butcher When you suggest that someone should act like an adult and then that person demands you be fired, you’re either part of a reality TV show or on a college campus. Ratings guard fre...

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Education Savings Accounts Protect Students and Taxpayers

Forgery, money laundering, and embezzlement make for engaging Law & Order episodes but depressing headlines from local school districts. Sadly, school systems are not immune to bad actors. For exhibi...

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