Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution
Jon Valant is a Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He researches, writes, and speaks on issues in K-12 education policy and politics, particularly as they relate to equity and opportunity. Much of his work looks at issues related to school choice, including the post-Katrina education reforms in New Orleans. Jon graduated from Stanford in 2014 with Susanna Loeb as his primary advisor and Sean Reardon, Tom Dee, Terry Moe, and Rob Reich as members of his dissertation committee. He keeps a binder of EDUC 255B/C notes on his desk that he refers to embarrassingly often.