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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Clearly, those trying to recast the narrative of DeVos from the potent force originally described in the media into the weakened warrior currently in fashion are seeing the trees and not the forest. Views
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s Attack On Public Education Is Just Beginning
With less than a year in office, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is already having the narrative of her impact on the nation’s public schools recast from someone with the power to “single-handedly decimate our public education system” to someone who is capable of only incremental change or who is...
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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s Back-To-School Message At Odds with What Parents Want
While the vast majority of American parents are addressing Back to School season by buying supplies, readying their children, and joining with other families in preparing for a hopefully successful new year, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is traveling cross-country in a bus to spread a...
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Ending DACA is a big hit to the nation’s economy, taking away a huge chunk of skilled workers, reducing tax revenues by hundreds of billions, and costing government more billions in the costs of deportations. Views
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s Silence On DACA Says Everything About Her Support Of Education Opportunity
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proclaims her agenda is to “focus everything about education on individual students,” but if she really cared about the welfare of students she would speak out about what her boss President Trump is doing to hundreds of thousands of undocumented students...
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says she supports “great public schools,” but her actions continue to show her hypocrisy on that subject. Views
Friday, August 11, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s ‘School Choice’ Looks More Like Crony Capitalism
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says she supports “great public schools,” but her actions continue to show her hypocrisy on that subject. Her recent trip to Michigan, her home state, offers yet more proof of the real focus of her leadership – and it isn’t about supporting public schools...
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Slashing education budgets at the federal, state, or local level doesn’t save money; it just shifts costs somewhere else. Views
Monday, August 07, 2017
Is Back-to-School More Expensive This Year? Yes, and Here’s Why
Parents getting their children ready to go back to school this fall may be dismayed at the long and pricey school supply lists they’re getting from their local schools. They can rest assured their children’s teachers feel the pain, too. In July, a story about an Oklahoma third-grade classroom...
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Friday, July 21, 2017
How Budget Austerity Puts Public School Parents On Par With Criminals
In researching an upcoming article I’m writing about the St. Louis school system, and the district’s ongoing funding crisis, I came across an astonishing example of who wins and who loses in current approaches to government budget balancing. As a local St. Louis reporter tells it , during a public...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Why Teachers Don’t Trust Betsy DeVos, And Neither Should You
The nation’s largest organization representing classroom teachers, the three million-member National Education Association, is getting plenty of guff over its decision to stonewall U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The NEA’s latest rejection note to the secretary came from the organization’s...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium
Democrats know that success for their party relies on bringing labor and civil rights advocates together on key issues. Faced with disastrous Donald Trump, labor and civil rights advocates are rallying in common cause behind health care for all, a living wage for every worker, a tax system where...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Trump Is Vulnerable On Education. Do Democrats Care?
A string of special election defeats has left Democrats bewildered at how they can continue to lose against a party led by the most unpopular president ever. Seasoned campaign analysts and political observers have criticized Democrats for not having a clear enough message, other than “we’re not...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
Charter Schools Do Bad Stuff Because They Can
Charter schools have become a fetish of both Democratic and Republican political establishments, but local news reports continue to drip, drip a constant stream of stories of charter schools doing bad stuff that our tax dollars fund. An independent news outlet in New Orleans , where the school...
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