Mark Schneider
American Institutes for Research

Mark Schneider is currently vice president for new education initiatives at the American Institutes for Research and a scholar for the American Enterprise Institute. A former commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, Schneider writes about a broad range of education issues: charter schools, consumer choice in education, the relationship between school facilities and academic outcomes, and higher education policy. He also studies and writes about urban politics and public policy.

He is the author and coauthor of numerous scholarly books and articles, including the award-winning “Choosing Schools: Consumer Choice and the Quality of American Schools.” He was a distinguished professor of political science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, His 1989 book, “The Competitive City,” won special recognition by the American Political Science Association’s Urban Politics Section for its theoretical contribution to the study of urban politics. He held a Fulbright Hays Senior Fellowship at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1974.