Jonathan Butcher

Jonathan Butcher is a senior policy analyst in The Heritage Foundation's Center for Education Policy and a senior fellow for the Goldwater Institute and the Beacon Center of Tennessee.

Recent blog posts by this author

What Happens When Everyone Gets a 'Free' Lunch? Money Problems

A yogurt company, Chobani, has picked up the tab for unpaid school lunches in a Rhode Island school district. That’s a relief to the school district, but not one likely to be replicated elsewhere. A new report finds that it would take a whole lot...

Arizona Case Shows the Difference Between Campus Free Speech and Harassment

Three Arizona students may soon learn a valuable lesson: There’s a difference between exercising your free speech on campus and blocking someone else’s attempt to do the same. In March, three University of Arizona students shouted down a...

Same Policies That Failed to Stop Florida Shooter Exist in School Districts Nationwide

Critics of President Donald Trump said his response to the Florida school shooting earlier this year was ill-conceived and a failure. Yet a new startling revelation from school district officials in Broward County, Florida, shows the White House’...