Kerry McDonald

Adjunct Scholar

Kerry McDonald is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom and a senior education fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. She is the author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well‐​Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019) and a regular Forbes contributor. Her research interests include homeschooling and alternatives to school, self‐​directed learning, education entrepreneurship and innovation, parent empowerment, school choice, and family and child policy. Kerry’s articles have appeared at The Wall Street JournalNewsweekNPREducation NextReason MagazineCity Journal, and Entrepreneur, among others. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in education policy from Harvard University. Kerry lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children.

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