In Episode 14 of The KindlED Podcast, hosts Kaity and Adriane are joined by Kerry McDonald. Dive deep into the world of alternative education as they discuss the impactful transition from traditional schooling to individualized, entrepreneurial models. This episode underscores the significance of the school choice movement. Tune in to understand the evolution towards decentralized, personalized educational systems and the promising future they hold.



Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and host of the weekly LiberatED podcast. She is the author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019). In addition to her role at FEE, Kerry is also the Velinda Jonson Family Education Fellow at State Policy Network, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a regular Forbes contributor.Kerry's research interests include homeschooling and schooling alternatives, self-directed learning, education entrepreneurship, parent empowerment, school choice, and family and child policy. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Newsweek, NPR, Education Next, Reason Magazine, Washington Examiner, City Journal, Entrepreneur, and the Journal of School Choice, among others. She has a master’s degree in education policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College.Kerry lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and four children.