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.

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
Culture, Legislation
S.C. should trust parents to make the best education choices for their kids

(reimaginED) – Should schools do more to train students for the workforce, or focus on the three R’s? South Carolina K-12 officials have been debating that very question lately. A… Read More

January 19, 2023
Culture, Opinion
Biden administration and special interest groups played politics instead of getting kids back to school

(reimaginED) – On Sept. 1, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona claimed that the Biden administration had a plan to “focus on safely getting back to in-person learning” last year. On… Read More

September 7, 2022