Ian Kingsbury

Adjunct Fellow

Dr. Ian Kingsbury has rejoined the Empire Center as an adjunct policy fellow. From 2020-21 he was an Empire Center fellow for education policy.

Kingsbury received his PhD in education policy from the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy . He has published more than ten peer-reviewed studies, mostly addressing school choice.

Kingsbury focuses on protecting and expanding educational freedom in New York. He also analyzes the degree to which New York education spending is anomalous compared to the rest of the country and ways to pare down on costs.

Latest Work

Tuition-free community college is in vogue in Washington and New York City. President Biden recently publicized his intention to provide billions to community colleges as part of his “infrastructure” plan and his desire to collaborate with governors to push tuition-free community college. Last October, New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer unveiled his plans to make CUNY community colleges tuition-free for everyone. Read More

Preliminary K-12 enrollment data released by the State Education Department (SED) in January suggests that public schools experienced a decline in enrollment of 66,424 K-12 students, or 2.6 percent compared to the 2019-20 school year. That would be the largest since 1981. Read More

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