Susan Pendergrass

What if the choices we make for our health care were governed by the same rules that control the choices we make regarding the education of our children? How would we react to being told that our son or daughter couldn't be treated by a specialist who practiced a few blocks away, on the other side of an arbitrary "health care district" line? A new video explores this scenario and highlights the absurdity of restricting educational options for children by sending them to schools based on where they live rather than what they need. Click above to see the video or find it on Twitter at #schoolchoice.

About the Author

Susan Pendergrass
Director of Research and Education Policy

Susan Pendergrass was Vice President of Research and Evaluation for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools before joining the Show-Me Institute. Prior to coming to the National Alliance, Susan was a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Education during the Bush administration and a senior research scientist at the National Center for Education Statistics during the Obama administration. She earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University.