Scott Walter

Executive Vice President, Capital Research Center

Scott Walter is executive vice president of the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C., and blogs at He served in the Bush Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was responsible for all educational issues from pre-K through postdoctoral levels. His portfolio also included Head Start, assimilation of immigrants, faith-based and community initiatives, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Prior to joining the White House, Scott was vice president at the Philanthropy Roundtable, a donor group. There he edited Philanthropy magazine and also produced numerous donor guidebooks on such topics as charter schools, assisting the poor, school choice, conservation giving, and funding public policy research. Scott has been a senior editor at the American Enterprise Institute’s flagship publication and a senior fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

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