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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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
What Betsy DeVos Calls Education Transformation Is Actually Public Theft
Betsy DeVos wants to give your tax dollars to private schools and businesses and tell you it’s an education “transformation.” That’s the main theme of an address she gave this week to a conference held by the organization she helped found and lead, the American Federation for Children. Declaring “...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Trump’s Education Budget Feeds School Privatization At The Expense of Students
The vision of “education reform” coming from the Trump administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos entails cutting direct aid to students, especially those from low-income families, in order to expand the private sector’s financial footprint in education. That at least is what’s reflected...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
During Resistance Recess, Join The Fight For Public Schools
In this season of resistance, there’s no issue more imperative to your community than the fight for public education. While Congress is in recess, until April 23, you’ve got the opportunity – and a brand new advocacy tool from the Network for Public Education – to inform your local Congressional...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
The Schools Betsy DeVos Wants Parents To Choose
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos finally found a public school she could visit where there wouldn’t be protests . It’s on a military base, safely inside the compound of Ft. Bragg in North Carolina. As a local news outlet reports, DeVos used her appearance at Kimberly Hampton Primary, a...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Education Budget
Public school supporters are angry at President Trump’s budget proposal, which plans to cut funding to the Department of Education by 13 percent – taking that department’s outlay down to the level it was ten years ago . But the target for their anger should not be just the extent of the cuts but...
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Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Education Budget
Public school supporters are angry at President Trump’s budget proposal, which plans to cut funding to the Department of Education by 13 percent – taking that department’s outlay down to the level it was ten years ago . But the target for their anger should not be just the extent of the cuts but...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
What Betsy DeVos Means When She Says ‘Public Schools’
Betsy DeVos once called public schools a “dead end,” but now that she’s U.S. Secretary of Education, she’s suddenly all for them. At least that’s what she claims now. During her nomination process, numerous reporters noted DeVos’s obvious bias against public schools. As education journalist Valerie...
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Friday, March 03, 2017
Trump’s ‘School Choice’ Plan: Religious Fundamentalism At Taxpayer Expense
President Donald Trump is being praised for a change in tone in his recent address to Congress , but his belligerent attitude toward public education hasn’t changed a bit. While it’s true he stopped short of repeating his claims that public schools are “broken” and a “government monopoly,” what...
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
Will Betsy DeVos Restart The ‘Education Wars’?
Education, which was hardly ever mentioned in the recent presidential election, has suddenly been thrust to the frontline in the increasingly heated conflict over President-Elect Donald Trump’s proposed cabinet appointees. The reason for that turn of events is his choice of Betsy DeVos for...
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Sunday, January 08, 2017
Democrats Who Oppose Betsy DeVos Have Nothing To Lose
In “an unprecedented break” from tradition, Democrats in the US Senate are expected to challenge as many as eight of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees, including Betsy DeVos for US Secretary of Education, according to a report by the Washington Post . The opposition to DeVos, Politico reports, comes...
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