Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Research Associate

E-mail

Annie is a research associate with Better Ed. In her role, she writes for the blog, conducts a variety of research for the organization's websites and social media pages, and assists with development projects. She particularly loves digging into the historical aspects of America's educational structure.

Annie cut her teeth on educational research as one of Better Ed's charter interns in 2009 while completing a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern St. Paul. She also brings over ten years of experience in music education to her work at Better Ed.

In her spare time Annie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and events with family and friends. She is actively involved in an inner city church where she serves as Sunday school teacher, church pianist, and music director.

Recent blog posts by this author

  • In a recent article for The Guardian, an executive for international marketing and public relations company Ogilvy & Mather made the... Read more

    Is Obedience more important than Creativity?

    In a recent article for The Guardian, an executive for international marketing and public relations company Ogilvy & Mather made the... Read more
  • For many Americans – even to those who have little in terms of wealth – Christmas is an all-around feel-good day of presents and feasting. But... Read more

    Amazing Christmas Love Letter Written from a Nazi Prison

    For many Americans – even to those who have little in terms of wealth – Christmas is an all-around feel-good day of presents and feasting. But... Read more
  • Increasingly, many school referenda are based on the need to buy iPads or other tech devices for students. These devices, it is implied, will... Read more

    Turns Out That Students Like Real Books, Not Electronic Ones

    Increasingly, many school referenda are based on the need to buy iPads or other tech devices for students. These devices, it is implied, will... Read more
  • It’s no secret that Americans like to eat – particularly at restaurants. Just last spring Bloomberg reported that Americans now spend more on... Read more

    Americans Don’t Even Know How to Make Their Own Food Anymore

    It’s no secret that Americans like to eat – particularly at restaurants. Just last spring Bloomberg reported that Americans now spend more on... Read more
  • Do you ever get tired of the gender wars? It seems you can’t read headlines these days without seeing some problem over gender wage gaps, sexual... Read more

    Have Feminists Thrown Away Their Best Opportunity for Influence?

    Do you ever get tired of the gender wars? It seems you can’t read headlines these days without seeing some problem over gender wage gaps, sexual... Read more
  • Over the weekend, a reader reached out to me and described how our recent articles on the potential harms of preschool education caused her to... Read more

    The Great TV Alternative

    Over the weekend, a reader reached out to me and described how our recent articles on the potential harms of preschool education caused her to... Read more