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Neal McCluskey is the director of Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom. Prior to arriving at Cato, McCluskey served in the U.S. Army, taught high-school English, and was a freelance reporter covering municipal government and education in suburban New Jersey.

More recently, he was a policy analyst at the Center for Education Reform. McCluskey is the author of the book Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples, and Compromises American Education, and his writings have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Forbes. In addition to his written work, McCluskey has appeared on C-span, CNN, the Fox News Channel, and numerous radio programs.

McCluskey holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he double-majored in government and English, has a master’s degree in political science from Rutgers University, and has a PhD in public policy from George Mason University.

More from Neal McCluskey

Commentary

Should the Feds Decide the Transgender Bathroom Issue?

Daily Caller. May 17, 2016.

Debt-Free College? Maybe

Austin American-Statesman. March 13, 2016.

Should Anyone Be Eligible for Student Loans?

The Wall Street Journal. February 28, 2016.

Articles

The Economic Impact of Federal Education Policy (2000-Present)

Guide to U.S. Economic Policy 10th Edition. July 15, 2015.

Did Expansion of the Pell Grant Program Lead to Tuition Hikes?

CQ Researcher. Vol. 23. No. 3. January 18, 2013.

Are Students Borrowing More than Their Educations Are Worth?

CQ Researcher. October 21, 2012.

Downsizing Government