Chad Aldeman is a senior policy analyst at Bellwether Education Partners, a nonprofit organization working to improve educational outcomes for low-income students, and a regular contributor to Education Sector's blog, The Quick & the Ed. Previously, Aldeman worked at the U.S. Department of Education, and was a policy analyst with Education Sector, where he focused on K–12 and higher education accountability issues. He has published Education Sector reports on state higher education accountability systems, the potential of improving high school accountability by incorporating outcomes data, the school choice process in New York City and Boston, and teacher salary schedules and pensions. His work has been featured in InsideHigherEd, Newsday, and the Des Moines Register.
Aldeman holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and a master's of public policy degree from the College of William and Mary. While at William and Mary, he assisted on research projects analyzing the drafting and implementation of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, parental choice in the Milwaukee school voucher program, and state variations in teacher policies by type of credentialing board.