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Major projects and long-term contributions

Projects: Work

November 2022 | EdChoice, Kansas Policy Institute

This brief is the first empirical study on Kansas’ tax-credit scholarship program. We do so by surveying Kansas parents with children currently in K–12 education, both those who have participated in the program and those who have not. In analyzing responses to our survey, we identified families using Kansas' Low-Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program to understand who uses it, why parents decide to participate, and how parents feel about such a program. We also provide responses from parents of students enrolled in private school but not participating in a choice program (nonprogram private), traditional public schools, and homeschooling.

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September 2022 | EdChoice, Braun Research

EdChoice and Braun Research conducted its annual polling series to gauge the opinions of the American public (N= 1,200) and school parents (N= 1,200) on topics like the direction K-12 education is heading, parents’ schooling preferences and sentiments on school choice policy, among others. Both survey samples are nationally representative of those respective populations.

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March 14, 2022 | EdChoice

Given the Bluegrass State’s success in establishing a tax-credit ESA during its 2021 legislative session, the characteristics of Kentucky’s private school sector can inform policy debates surrounding the potential creation of educational choice programs.



November 2021 | EdChoice

In this brief, we continue the study of Ohio’s school choice programs by surveying K–12 parents in the state. We focus on the Educational Choice Scholarship Program and Cleveland Scholarship Program, as well as how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed parents’ educational experiences in the state. In analyzing responses to our survey, we identified families using these programs to understand who uses them, why parents decide to use these programs, and how parents feel about them. We also provide responses from parents of students enrolled in private school but not participating in voucher programs (non-choice private) as well as parents of students in traditional public schools, community schools, and who homeschool.


July 2021 | EdChoice, Braun Research

The 2021 Schooling in America Survey (SIA) sets out to assess what Americans and, in particular, parents of school-age children think about COVID-19, K­–12 education, their personal experiences, and public attitudes on policies that affect schooling.

John provided the data management and visualization for the 2021 SIA.

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The ABCs of School Choice is the most comprehensive descriptive analysis of every private school choice program in the United States, updated annually.

John collaborates with state agencies and organizational partners to collect data for the report, provide quality control, and write blog posts summarizing findings. In 2021, he has the privilege of managing two talented research assistants to optimize the project. 


January 2021 | Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education, EdChoice

The purpose of the Iowa K–12 & School Choice Survey is to measure public opinion on, and in some cases awareness or knowledge of, a range of K–12 education topics and school choice reforms. EdChoice and the Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education developed this project in partnership with Braun Research, Inc., which conducted the online interviews and live phone call interviews, collected the survey data, and provided data quality control.

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