Dr. John Merrifield is an author, economist, and a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and for seven years was editor of the Journal for School Choice. In addition, he is founder and editor of the School System Reform Journal. Dr. Merrifield has written a number of different books and articles on the issues of economics and school reform and is a highly coveted speaker. He has testified before the Texas Legislature, and works with the American Legislative Exchange Council, the State Policy Network and the Cato Institute. Dr. Merrifield continues to provide new and innovative research on how to best implement education reform.

The final oral arguments for the current school finance litigation were heard before the Texas Supreme Court on September 1st 2015. This amicus brief explains how our state can make education more productive for Texas children.