Andrew J. Coulson (19672016) was senior fellow of education policy at the Cato Institutes Center for Educational Freedom. Previously, he was senior fellow in education policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, served on the advisory council of the E.G. West Centre for Market Solutions in Education at the University of Newcastle, UK, and contributed to books published by the Fraser Institute and the Hoover Institution.
Coulson was author of the book, Market Education: The Unknown History, and wrote for such scholarly journals as the Journal of Research in the Teaching of English, The Independent Review, Journal of School and Education Policy Analysis Archives. His popular articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Globe and Mail, and his documentary series, School Inc., is scheduled for television broadcast on PBS.