Robert C. Enlow

Robert C. Enlow is the president and CEO of EdChoice. He has been an integral part of the foundation since its founding in 1996. Under his leadership, EdChoice has become one of the nation’s leading advocates for school choice.

Researching the Research on Nine Major Ed Reforms

Are vouchers effective?  Do kids need to be in small classes? Are charter schools helping or hurting? Whether it’s lawmakers debating a new education reform program or journalists framing up a story about a new policy at a local school, there’s one question that always comes up: What does the research say? Research is one […]

2020 School Choice Legislative Preview

This post might be a bit of a downer, but we’re not expecting 2020 to be a banner legislative year for school choice. That’s not because there’s nothing happening. In fact, choice—whether it’s charters or access to private schools—has been getting lots of headlines. There also are a number of high-profile legal cases moving through the courts that could affect […]

School Choice in Pop Culture: Yes, Prime Minister

In today’s episode of EdChoice Chats, our President and CEO Robert Enlow and our Director of Policy Jason Bedrick discuss one iconic episode of the BBC’s Yes, Prime Minister which is about—as the show says—“the political will versus the administrative won’t.” Bedrick and Enlow go beyond the messages in this hilarious episode of television, sharing […]

8 Things the School-Choice Movement Has Gotten Right

This post originally appeared here on the Rick Hess Straight Up blog on Education Week. Greetings, fellow travelers. It’s Robert Enlow, back again with the next take from the mind of this old, cranky ed reformer. Imagine, if you will, that I’m sitting in a rocking chair sipping iced tea—or something slightly stronger—muttering under my […]

7 Regrets From an Old, Cranky Ed. Reformer

This post originally appeared here on the Rick Hess Straight Up blog on Education Week. Hi. My name is Robert Enlow. I’m an ed reformer, and I’ve been one for a long, long time. Over time, it’s easy to lose oneself in the daily grind that wears us all down, and sometimes we need to […]

What We Can Do About School Choice’s Supply-Side Problem

School Choice’s Supply-Side Problem

If you build it, they will come. A memorable line, a memorable scene. But what happens if you know they’ll come, and you just can’t get it built in a timely fashion? In one of our recent reports, The Private School Landscape, we tested the theory that educational choice programs that increase access to private […]

EdChoice on the 2015 PISA Results: “Meh.”

2015 PISA Results

  Give the American K–12 education system another participation ribbon, this time for its latest results on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a global measurement taken every three years that assesses 15-year-old students on reading, mathematics and science literacy. We came; we took the test; and we got nowhere. We certainly didn’t conquer. […]

Top 5 Ways the New White House Can Support School Choice for Families

Top 5 Ways the White House Can Support School Choice

  Although K–12 education didn’t feature heavily into the 2016 race for the White House, President-elect Donald Trump has not been shy about his support for school choice, even making it part of the agenda he’s promising for his first 100 days in office. And it’s no secret that Vice President-elect has been a longtime […]