About

Kerry McDonald is an education policy writer and unschooling advocate whose writing has appeared at Forbes, NPR, Newsweek, Education Next, Natural Mother Magazine, FEE.org, and Intellectual Takeout, among others. She has a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College and an M.Ed. in education policy from Harvard University. Kerry is a founding member of Alternatives To School.com, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education


In November 2017, Kerry signed a book deal with Chicago Review Press for a book on unschooling and Self-Directed Education. Her literary agent is Jill Marsal.

Kerry lives and learns together with her husband and four never-been-schooled children (ages 4 to 11) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. You can email Kerry at kmcdonald@post.harvard.edu.

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1 comment:

  1. Kerry: Thank you for your work. You give me hope for the future! (I'm 86 years old, three children, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren). I would like to introduce you to Paul Cleveland, PhD. His website is www.boundarystone.org

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