John Kristof

Research Analyst

John Kristof is the research analyst for EdChoice, where he provides data collection, management and analysis for EdChoice state research projects, as well as quality control for research, writing for the EdChoice blog and other research aid.

John has written for numerous national and local online publications, including the Washington Times, the American Conservative, and Real Clear Policy. He is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center’s Bastiat Fellowship and Young Voices’ contributor program.

Prior to EdChoice, John worked two fiscal research internships at the Indiana General Assembly, where he studied education finance and funding formulas, tax expenditures, economic development, and other fiscal issues. Before that stint in state government, John was a research fellow at the Sagamore Institute in Indianapolis and an economics writer at the Illinois Policy Institute in Chicago.

John is completing his Master’s of Public Affairs in Policy Analysis at Indiana University. He received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a proud alumnus of the John Wesley Honors College.

Favorite Quote

“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”
— G.K. Chesterton

Favorite Teacher/ Class

Dr. Bressler

High School Mascot

My cat

Favorite Pastimes

Finding new coffee shops, making electronic music, participating in reading clubs, and expending excessive emotional energy on the Chicago Bears and Arsenal FC.

Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement

As a homeschooling graduate, I have seen the fruits of flexibility and individual attention in education, and I want as many kids as possible to receive the kind of education that works best for them. Restrictions against education choice keep options limited and to few people. We owe the next generation an education focused on their learning.