Kevin Carey

Director, Education Policy Program

Kevin Carey directs the Education Policy program at New America. He writes regularly for The Upshot at The New York Times and has written feature articles for Wired, The New Republic, Pacific Standard, Washington Monthly, and other publications. He is a contributing writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education and edits the annual Washington Monthly college guide. His book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere was published by Riverhead in 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. He has also worked for the Indiana Senate Finance Committee and as Indiana’s Assistant State Budget Director. Carey has a bachelor's degree from Binghamton University and master's degree from the Ohio State University. 

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Failures By Obama Team Put Student Debt Forgiveness In Jeopardy

Kevin Carey and Alexander Holt were quoted in BuzzFeed News about the underestimated costs of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.


EDUCATION POLICY
In Education, Greater Choice Doesn’t Always Mean Better Outcomes

Kevin Carey's piece in the New York Times about Betsy DeVos was quoted by the Washington Post


EDUCATION POLICY
Colleges’ Realities May Curtail DeVos’s Agenda

Kevin Carey wrote for the Chronicle of Higher Education about how Betsy DeVos's appointment could affect higher education.


EDUCATION POLICY
Diane Ravitch is Not Telling the Truth

Diane Ravitch's deliberate falsehoods.


EDUCATION POLICY
How Trump Could Gut Public Education

Kevin Carey was quoted in Slate about how President-elect Trump's voucher plan could welcome for-profit operators.


EDUCATION POLICY
Why Betsy DeVos Won’t Be Able to Privatize U.S. Education

Kevin Carey wrote for the New York Times about Betsy DeVos's agenda as secretary of education.


EDUCATION POLICY
Gaslight Anthems

Critics will say Trump's executive actions are Obama's fault. Ignore them.


EDUCATION POLICY
Trumpocalypse, Week One

Kevin and Libby talk about the election, what it means for higher education, and what the heck is wrong with the Big Ten.


EDUCATION POLICY
Teachers Should Tell the Truth About Trump

President-elect Trump is a bigot and schoolteachers are right to say so.


EDUCATION POLICY
Back from Summer Break: The election, FAFSA reform, college football

EDUCATION POLICY
A Different Kind of College Ranking

Kevin Carey wrote the introduction to the Washington Monthly's 2016 college ranking issue.


EDUCATION POLICY
Martians Might Be Real. That Makes Mars Exploration Way More Complicated

Kevin Carey wrote for Wired about exploring Mars.