Jeff Bryant

Jeff Bryant

Jeff Bryant is an associate fellow at Campaign for America's Future and editor of the recently launched Education Opportunity Network, a project of the Institute for America’s Future, in partnership with the Opportunity to Learn Campaign.

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 4:15pm
What Student Protests Tell Us About America Under Trump
While it may be President Obama’s job to ease the country through the change in leadership to a President Donald Trump administration, the rest of the country doesn’t have to go along with it. At least, that’s the message coming from a massive show of protest and resistance in cities and towns...
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Friday, November 11, 2016 - 9:30am
Education Victories Democrats Can Rally Around
Sorting through this week’s humiliating defeat by Donald Trump at the polls, Democrats are having a hard time finding any bright spots in all the darkness. But Trump’s victory was a very close one (he lost the popular vote) and may be easy to reverse in 2020 with a better campaign. So amidst the...
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Monday, November 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
Will Grassroots Beat Big Money In Massachusetts Charter School Vote?
A lot is at stake in tomorrow’s election, but as the New York Times reports, the big war in Massachusetts is not about who will be president but what will happen to the state’s number of charter schools. A ballot referendum called Question 2 would allow for the expansion of charter schools in the...
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Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:30am
This Election Is About School Funding, Democratic Control of Education
If you’re one of those voters who’s been frustrated by the lack of media coverage of serious policy issues in this year’s presidential election, you can look down ballot for meaningful debates on meatier topics in a number of other races. The news outlet Vox provides a video review of the important...
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Friday, October 14, 2016 - 9:45am
Public School Activists Stage Massive Nationwide Rally Demanding Government Leaders Prioritize Education
In an election year calling attention to multiple policy priorities, parents, educators, community organizers, and progressive activists are increasingly frustrated that education seems to be a priority that is nowhere near the top, at least in the minds of current government leaders. That...
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Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Federal Government Feeds Charter School Beast Despite Auditor’s Warnings
Politicians always promise they will rid government of “waste, fraud, and abuse,” so let’s hope at least one political leader or policymaker will denounce our federal government’s new gift of nearly a quarter-billion dollars to charter schools. The cash dump to charters, courtesy of taxpayers, is...
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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:30pm
Elizabeth Warren Clarifies The Charter Schools Debate
Are charter schools a “progressive” idea for education? Some progressive sources would have you think so, but other progressives have challenged that framing. This week, Massachusetts news outlets reported the state’s most prominent politician, and one of the nation’s most important progressive...
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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:00am
Who Gains Most From School Choice? Not Low-Income Students Of Color
As parents and students reenter public schools for a new year, they’re hearing a lot about “school choice.” Having “choice,” they’re told, lets parents send their kids to schools other than their assigned neighborhood school, such as a charter school, a magnet school, or, in some cases, even a...
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Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:15am
John Oliver Slams Charter Schools And His Critics Totally Miss The Point
Sometimes it takes a funnyman to make sense. Earlier this week, British comedian John Oliver devoted a “Back to School” segment on his HBO program Last Week Tonight to examining the rapidly growing charter school industry and what these schools are doing with our tax dollars. The Washington Post’s...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 3:45pm
If Democrats Think Mike Pence Is An Extremist, Will They Stop Supporting His Education Policies?
Soon after the announcement that Indiana Governor Mike Pence would be the vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party, word came from Democrats that he was an extremist – and not just your garden-variety extremist. “The ‘most extreme’ vice presidential pick in a generation,” an article in...
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