Andrew J. Coulson

Director of the Center for Educational Freedom

Andrew J. Coulson is the director of Cato's Center for Educational Freedom. He is the author of the 1999 book Market Education: The Unknown History and a contributor to books published by the Fraser Institute and the Hoover Institution. Coulson has written for numerous academic journals, including the Journal of Research in the Teaching of English and the Education Policy Analysis Archives and for newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the Detroit Free Press, and the Seattle Times. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of the E.G. West Centre for Market Solutions in Education at the University of Newcastle, UK. Coulson was a Senior Fellow in Education Policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and is editor of School Choices. Prior to entering the field of education a decade ago, he was a systems software engineer with Microsoft Corp.

Recent Work

Choosing to Save

The Fiscal Impact of Education Tax Credits on the State of Nevada

January 12, 2009

Good ideas save money or improve service. Great ideas save money and improve service.  Nevada lawmakers could do both by implementing a large‐scale education tax credit program.