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Major projects and long-term contributions



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.

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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.



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.