Kerry McDonald

Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019). Kerry has a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College and an M.Ed. in education policy from Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children.

Latest Articles

Not Everyone at Harvard Is Against Homeschooling and Parent Rights

It is not just about homeschooling. It is about state power over individuals, families, and children. The outcry...

Harvard Magazine Calls for a “Presumptive Ban” on Homeschooling: Here Are 5 Things It Got Wrong

Author's Note: This is a copy of my submitted Letter to the Editor of Harvard Magazine regarding its recent article,“The Risks of...

How Isaac Newton Turned Isolation From the Great Plague Into a “Year of Wonders”

College students around the world left campus this month, unsure when they would return and what daily life would look like until...

Coronavirus May Lead to “Mass Homeschooling”

According to Kevin Carey of the New America think tank, coronavirus in the US could lead to “a vast unplanned experiment...

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Shows Why We Don’t Need Public Schools

Without government involvement and compulsion, civil society steps up and quickly mobilizes to care for children and families. As...

When the Quest for Education Equity Stifles Innovation

The Powderhouse story is the latest example of why educational innovation must occur outside of the public schooling system.