Andy Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and previously served as president of Maryland’s state board of education.
Before the Manhattan Institute, Andy was Director of the Civil Society, Education and Work at the R Street Institute. He also was a Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and served as president of the Maryland State Board of Education. Prior to that, he worked at the White House as an aide in the Domestic Policy Counsel and was a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He was also the deputy commissioner of education in New Jersey and a legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives.
Andy has authored or edited four books The Urban School System of the Future: Applying the Principles and Lessons of Chartering (2012); Closing America’s High-achievement Gap: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Helping Our Most Talented Students Reach Their Full Potential (2013); Catholic School Renaissance: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Strengthening a National Asset (2015); and No Longer Forgotten: The Triumphs and Struggles of Rural Education in America (2018).
June 25th, 2020 | 48 mins 50 secs
2020, baseball, conventions, donald trump, election, government service, joe biden, polls, veepstakes
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Andy Smarick joins Charlie Sykes to discuss what you learn from "going in the arena", the Veepstakes, 2020 and the polls, and the return of baseball.
October 28th, 2019 | 44 mins 1 sec
2020, congress, conservatism, conservative movement, donald trump, elections, gop, grifters, trolls, trumpism
On today's Bulwark Podcast, R Street's Andy Smarick joins guest host Jim Swift to talk about his item on a post-Trump GOP, whenever that happens, and how the underlying principles of the movement might be upheld by future generations. Also, a discussion about how the pipeline of future leaders might survive Trumpism, and how a dedication to government service might ameliorate bumper sticker conservatism.
March 6th, 2019 | 36 mins 44 secs
2020, chris christie, gop, governors, larry hogan, national emergency, republicans
R Street's Andy Smarick joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss what the 13 House Republicans who voted against the national emergency have in common, his work for Chris Christie and Larry Hogan and the importance of government service for conservatives, and an update on 2020.