Neal McCluskey

Neal McCluskey

Director, Center for Educational Freedom
Cato Institute

Neal McCluskey is the director of Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom. Prior to arriving at Cato, McCluskey served in the U.S. Army, taught high-school English, and was a freelance reporter covering municipal government and education in suburban New Jersey.

More recently, he was a policy analyst at the Center for Education Reform. McCluskey is the author of the book Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples, and Compromises American Education, and his writings have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Forbes. In addition to his written work, McCluskey has appeared on C-span, CNN, the Fox News Channel, and numerous radio programs.

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Do colleges have an edifice complex, an amenities arms race, or both?

College construction has focused more on creating non-academic than academic space, and about half of all college space today is for non-academic use.

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