Aaron Smith

Aaron Garth Smith is the director of education reform at Reason Foundation.

Smith works extensively on education finance policy and his writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including National Review, The Hill, and Education Week.

Smith graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

K-12 Education

Texas Should Modernize Its K-12 Student Transfer Law

Here’s the bad news: school district boundaries restrict educational opportunities for Texas’s 5.4 million students. Here’s the good news: a handful of common-sense reforms would remove key barriers for families seeking alternative education environments for their kids. That’s the main conclusion of our recent study on the Lone Star State’s student-transfer law, in which we evaluated student-transfer...

September 13, 2022