Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey is now director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation. He served as Education Sector's policy director from 2005–2012, leading the organization's policy development in K–12 and higher education and overseeing our policy team. Carey has published articles in magazines including The New Republic, Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, Democracy, and Newsweek. He writes a monthly column for the Chronicle of Higher Education and serves as guest editor of the annual Washington Monthly college guide. His writing was anthologized in Best American Legal Writing 2009 and received an Education Writers Association award for commentary in 2010.

Carey's research at Education Sector includes higher education reform, improving college graduation rates, college rankings, community colleges, and the federal No Child Left Behind Act. He regularly contributes to Brainstorm blog, and previously blogged at The Quick and the ED. He provides expert commentary for media outlets including CNN, C-SPAN, and NPR. He also teaches education policy at Johns Hopkins University. Carey holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Binghamton University and a master of public administration from Ohio State University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, D.C.


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