Alli Aldis

Research Assistant

As research assistant at EdChoice, Alli studies school choice, public opinion polling, and related education policy topics. With the Research team, she collects and analyzes information on school choice programs nationwide, designs and analyzes public opinion polls on K-12 education, and maintains the organization’s data collection. Her work appears on the EdChoice blog and podcasts.

Before joining EdChoice, Alli graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in History and PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). While at OSU, she assisted with research on pandemic school closures and school board accountability, and interned in policy research at Ohio Excels.

Favorite Quote

“If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.”
— John Stuart Mill

Favorite Teacher/Class

History of Magic and Witchcraft, Dr. Goldish

High School Mascot

Golden Lions

Favorite Pastime

Reading fantasy novels, watching MLS (go Crew!), listening to alternative music, playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends.

Inspiration for joining the school choice movement

While I enjoyed my time in traditional public school, I watched my friends and siblings grapple with the lack of options in that learning environment. Every student has different learning needs, and each person should be free to choose their own life path. With school choice, students can build a strong educational foundation for the future they want.