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Education Entrepreneurship & Innovation Across the US: A Case Study

Over the past few months, Kerry McDonald has crisscrossed the country meeting education entrepreneurs and visiting the programs they’ve built. Here’s what she found.

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More parents are seeking education options for their children beyond an assigned district school and more entrepreneurial educators are rising to meet that demand by launching microschools, learning pods, hybrid homeschools, low-cost private schools, and other innovative K-12 learning models.

I started the LiberatED podcast and weekly email newsletter to explore the diversity and abundance of free-market education solutions and to spotlight the everyday entrepreneurs who are creating them.

About Kerry McDonald

Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and host of the weekly LiberatED podcast. She is also the author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019), an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, education policy fellow at State Policy Network, and a regular Forbes contributor.

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