Kevin Currie-Knight

Kevin Currie-Knight

East Carolina University

Dr. Currie-Knight is a Teaching Assistant Professor in East Carolina University’s College of Education, where he teaches classes about the psychological and social foundations of education. His research is interdisciplinary, ranging from the philosophy and history to the political economy of education.

His dissertation, From Laissez-Faire to Vouchers, is an intellectual history of the changing arguments free market libertarians have made over time regarding privatization of education. His scholarship has appeared in such journals as The Independent Review, Studies in Philosophy of Education, and shorter articles have appeared in The Freeman.

Blog Posts

Why education isn’t a public good — and why government doesn’t have to provide it

Calling education a public good is potentially dangerous.

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Why schools should be businesses (sort of)

Why is a model of education that is also profitable seen as such a bad thing?

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Why we need to deemphasize schooling in America

“The State shall make no law with respect to the establishment of education.” – Austrian philosopher Ivan Illich

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