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Kevin Carey

Director, Education Policy Program
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Kevin Carey directs the Education Policy Program at New America. An expert on Pre-K-12 and higher education issues, Carey has published articles in The New York Times, Slate, The New Republic, Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Democracy, among others. Carey's research includes higher education reform, improving college graduation rates, online education, community colleges, and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. His writing was anthologized in Best American Legal Writing and has received two Education Writers Association awards for commentary. He appears frequently on media outlets including CNN, C-SPAN, and NPR. His book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, will be published by Riverhead Books on March 3, 2015.

Prior to joining New America, Carey worked as the policy director of Education Sector, and as an analyst at the Education Trust and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Previously, he worked for the Indiana Senate Finance Committee and as Indiana's Assistant State Budget Director. Carey is a graduate of Binghamton University and the Ohio State University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, D.C.


Policy Paper | Jun 2, 2014 |
Article | May 19, 2014 | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Article | Apr 21, 2014 | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Article | Nov 25, 2013 | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Article | Oct 14, 2013 | The Chronicle of Higher Education


Event | Sep 23, 2014 | Washington
Event | Sep 15, 2014 | Washington
Event | Feb 27, 2014 | Washington
Event | Jan 8, 2014 | Washington
Event | Jul 30, 2013 | Washington
Event | May 21, 2013 | Washington


In the News Item | Jun 20, 2014 | Vox
In the News Item | May 1, 2014 | Inside Higher Ed
In the News Item | Jan 13, 2014 | USA Today
In the News Item | Nov 5, 2013 | Duke Chronicle
In the News Item | Aug 27, 2013 | Bloomberg