Kerry McDonald has been deeply involved in education policy and practice for two decades. She has a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College and an M.Ed. from Harvard University, where she studied education administration, planning, and social policy. She is co-founder of AlternativesToSchool.com, and a member of the board of directors of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Kerry writes frequently about education policy and is a regular contributor to Forbes, NPR, FEE, Intellectual Takeout, and Natural Mother Magazine. She is also a popular blogger at Whole Family Learning (wholefamilylearning.com). Kerry lives and learns together with her husband and four unschooled children in Cambridge, Massachusetts.