John Bailey

John Bailey


Walton Family Foundation

John serves as a visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a fellow at the George W. Bush Institute, as an advisor to the Walton Family Foundation. He served as a domestic policy advisor in the White House coordinating the policy process with agencies and White House including ESEA, the Higher Education Act, job training, and the Trade Adjustment Assistance reauthorization. John served as the Deputy Policy Director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce where he helped to write the first pandemic preparedness plan. He also served as Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. He co-founded the strategic advisory firm Whiteboard Advisors, served as a senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and most recently was the VP of Policy for Governor Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education.John is a Pahara-Aspen Institute Fellow, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and an alumnus of the American Council on Germany Young Leaders Program. He serves on advisory boards for the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work, Pope Francis’ Scholas Initiative, Zearn Math, the Bush Institute, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Higher Ed

Free College and Loan Forgiveness: What current policy debates reveal about the future of Higher Ed

John Bailey
Alison Griffin
Eloy Ortiz Oakley
Michele Siqueiros

Monday, August 9, 2021

BC to AD 2

The Biden Administration’s EdTech Agenda

John Bailey
Elizabeth Akers
Alexandra Slack