Jonathan Butcher

Jonathan Butcher is senior policy analyst in the Center for Education Policy’s Institute for Family, Community and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation.

New education model charts course for ‘success sequence’ in New Year

(The Daily Signal) – Just in time for Christmas, new data finds good news on education: Average graduation rates nationwide are up two percentage points. Before celebrating, though, research reminds us… Read More

December 14, 2023
Op-ed: South Carolina teachers’ union out to deprive students of learning options

(The Daily Signal) – Barely six months after South Carolina lawmakers approved legislation allowing K-12 students to customize their education, the state affiliate of the National Education Association is… Read More

October 30, 2023
Biden’s ed department tells nation’s schools to go back to race-based discipline

(The Daily Signal) – The school year is over, but a new race-based missive from Washington will loom over teachers and students all summer. Just before Memorial Day, federal education… Read More

June 2, 2023
Arkansas enacts Given Name Act. Here’s what parents of schoolchildren there – and elsewhere – need to know

(The Daily Signal) – Arkansas lawmakers delivered a clear message to parents of K-12 students this week: You have the right to know how your child is being treated in… Read More

April 19, 2023
Legislation, Opinion
South Carolina must sweat details on school choice to get across the finish line

(reimaginED) – All education committee hearings in South Carolina should open with staff placing flags on a map marking the states that adopted new choices in K-12 education since the… Read More

February 9, 2023