“Can we have better education if we can’t agree? with special guest Devin Foley, BetterEd.org President. Earlier this year the school reform outfit Better Ed had a dust up with Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, which exposed how disconnected some forms of school reform are disconnected from the communities they want to help. I speak with Devin Foley about this and the strange politics of education reform.
Devin is co-founder and president of Intellectual Takeout. In his role, he oversees content development and marketing, works with academics and experts to assure quality, and publicly promotes the site.
Prior to co-founding Intellectual Takeout, Devin served as the Director of Development at the Center of the American Experiment, a state-based think tank in Minnesota, where he was responsible for meeting a $1 million annual budget. He has roughly eight years of fundraising and policy experience working for candidates and non-profit organizations. Additionally, he has been on 100.3 KTLK as well as Talk of the Nation on NPR and was named a 2011 Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation.
Devin studied history and political science at Hillsdale College in Michigan. There he met his lovely wife; together they have four kids and live in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Devin enjoys fast cars, long drives, great books, old planes, and nearly everything life throws his way.