Robert Enlow

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President and CEO, Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

In January of 2009 Robert Enlow took over the role of President and CEO of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, an organization dedicated to promoting universal school choice. Previously he had been the Executive Director of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice since late 2004. He joined the Friedman Foundation when it first opened in 1996, serving as fundraiser, projects coordinator and vice president before being named executive director.<br /> <br /> Under his leadership, the Friedman Foundation has become one of the nation’s leading advocates for school choice, working in dozens of states to advance the issue by disseminating research, sponsoring seminars, undertaking advertising campaigns, organizing community leaders and providing grants.<br /> <br /> He is the Co-editor of the book Liberty and Learning, Milton Friedman’s Voucher Idea at Fifty, author of Grading Vouchers, Ranking America’s School Choice Programs, and co-author of School Choice: A Reform that Works and “Early School Choice,” a chapter in An Education Agenda: Let Parents Choose Their Children’s School. His articles and quotes have appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Arizona Republic and National Review.<br /> <br /> Prior to joining the Friedman Foundation, he lived and worked in England where he worked as a Deputy Day Center Manager and Social Worker for St. Botolph's Project, an organization providing rehabilitative care and services to homeless men, women and families. While in England, he also served on the School Board of two inner city schools in London, Hillmead Infants and Juniors School, where he chaired the Finance Committee and served on the Building and Curriculum Committees. During his tenure, the success of the schools was nationally recognized in an inspection by Her Majesty's Office of Standards in Education Department (OFSTED).<br /> <br /> From 1990-92, Robert attended Oxford University where he worked on a post-graduate degree in Theology. He received his BA degree from Seattle Pacific University.<br /> <br /> His civic positions include Private Sector Chairman of the Education Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that recently awarded him Private Sector Member of the Year. He is also a Board member for School Choice Ohio and Advisory Board Member of Children First: School Choice Trust. He currently lives in Indianapolis and has two children, Jefferson and Charles.