Kevin Kolar

Legal Affairs Director

Kevin Kolar is the Legal Affairs Director at EdChoice within the Legal Defense and Education Center (LDEC). His work supports the Vice President of Legal Affairs in ensuring educational choice legislation is resistant to legal challenges and addressing such challenges when they arise. He also promotes EdChoice’s mission through engagement with interested parties and professional organizations.

Kevin earned his J.D. at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, in his home state. While in law school, he assisted various advocacy groups, state and federal public defenders’ offices, and the Ohio House of Representatives Majority Counsel. In addition to his law degree, he holds an M.A. in Public Policy and Management and a B.A. in Forensic Psychology.

Favorite Quote

“We want the person with no cents to their name to have enough word in this world to change it.”
— Minneapolis Protestor, 2020

Favorite Teacher/Class

Dr. Andy Stanfield, Civilization: Renaissance through Modern History

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Favorite Pastime

Live music and performance

Inspiration for joining the school choice movement

Everyone is unique; we all have different talents, ways of thinking, and personal ambitions. Yet the traditional K-12 system attempts to treat every individual as the same. I experienced this despite attending quality public and private schools, where I felt that hours of each day could have been put to better use outside the rigid conception of what children must learn and how they must learn. Educational choice enables all children to use the most formative years of their lives to their full potential. In turn, society will reach its full potential.