Andrew Rotherham
Co-founder and Partner


  • Federal policy
  • Politics
  • School choice
  • State policy
  • Teacher quality

Andrew J. Rotherham is a co-founder and partner at Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit organization working to support educational innovation and improve educational outcomes for underserved students. Rotherham leads Bellwether’s thought leadership and policy analysis work. He is also the executive editor of Real Clear Education, a contributing editor to U.S. News & World Report, writes the blog, teaches about education at The University of Virginia, and is co-publisher of “Education Insider,” a federal policy analysis tool produced by Whiteboard Advisors. Among other roles, Rotherham previously served at The White House as special assistant to the president for domestic policy during the Clinton administration, on the Virginia Board of Education, and was education columnist for TIME. Rotherham is the author or co-author of more than 300 published articles, book chapters, papers, and op-eds about education policy and politics and is the author or editor of four books on educational policy.