Ben Boychuk ([email protected]) is a policy advisor for school reform at The Heartland Institute and a former managing editor of School Reform News. Ben joined the Heartland Institute in 2010 after several years writing on education and other national issues as an editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif. More recently, Ben was co-moderator of RedBlueAmerica.com and was managing editor of the Claremont Review of Books from 2000 until 2004. He is now editor of the California edition of City Journal.
In addition to his work for Heartland, Ben writes a weekly syndicated column for Scripps-Howard News Service and contributes regularly to The Sacramento Bee. His writing has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Rocky Mountain News, The Washington Times and the Arizona Republic, National Review Online, and elsewhere.
Ben graduated with a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego. He lives in the Inland Empire of Southern California with his wife Millie, their two children, a cat, a tree frog, and an albino corn snake.