Bernard Lee Schwartz Policy Fellows are accomplished experts whose efforts assist with widening our range of expertise and impact in the policy and media spheres. Our fellows post regularly on their respective blogs, commenting on Fordham’s priority areas of “doing more with less” (i.e. delivering quality education in an era of tight budgets), rethinking education governance (and the attendant politics of school reform), smart implementation of the Common Core, and school choice and charter schools.

Bernard Lee Schwartz was a businessman and portrait photographer, whose work can be found at

We are pleased to have the support of the Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation for the following policy fellows:

Kathleen Porter-Magee

Andy Smarick