Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey directs the education policy program at New America.

Transformation 101

Technology is driving down the cost of teaching undergraduates. So why are tuition bills going up?

Admired, Not Read

Marketing “Great Books” to the masses may have been a silly idea. But requiring college students to read them isn’t.

Too Weird for The Wire

n November 16, 2005, Willie Bo Mitchell and three co-defendantsShelton Little Rock Harris, Shelly Wayne Martin, and Shawn Earl Gardner appeared for a hearing in the modern federal courthouse in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The four African American men were facing federal charges of racketeering, weapons possession, drug dealing, and five counts of first-degree murder. For… Read more »

Portrait of an Inbox

onday, March 10, 6:45 a.m.: The first e-mail of the week arrives on Margie Yeager’s Palm Treo, from an elementary school principal in the District of Columbia who needs volunteers to restock his library shelves. Yeager reads the e-mail in bed a few minutes after waking. Eventually she gets up, walks into her kitchen, and… Read more »