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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Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 11:30am
People Don’t Like Current Education Policies, So Why Do Policy Leaders?
The big annual poll on how Americans view public schools and education policy is out, and people who are eager to don the mantle of “education reform” might want to rethink their wardrobe. As education journalist Valerie Strauss reports the news from her blog at The Washington Post, “The 47th...
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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:00am
John Kasich Doesn’t Belong Anywhere Near the U.S. Department Of Education
Some Very Serious People have decided Governor John Kasich of Ohio is the latest personality to emerge from the field of presidential candidates in the Republican Party as a genuine bona fide consideration. According to a round up of political pundits and campaign strategists compiled by Politico...
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Friday, August 7, 2015 - 12:15pm
Why Chris Christie Hates Teachers (and Why We Must Defend Them)
What was the most surprising thing about New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie’s recent remark that the “national teachers union” deserves a “punch in the face?” Certainly not that he made the remark. As multiple news outlets reporting on the comment note,...
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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 3:00pm
Get Ready For The Next Wave Of Education "Reform"
Education activists are rejoicing that the latest versions of No Child Left Behind reauthorization coursing through Congress may give struggling schools a way to have more control over their own governance and destiny. NCLB originally mandated such unreal expectations on schools the vast majority...
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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 7:30am
Lessons To Be Learned From New Orleans-Style Education Reform
As the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, you can count on seeing a lot of glowing stories about the great education progress made in New Orleans since a natural disaster killed nearly 2,000 people, emptied a beloved city, and gave public school reformers what they always wanted: a...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:45pm
An Alternative To Failed Education ‘Reform’ (If We Want One)
The movement to boycott standardized testing has caught the media totally by surprise. The mostly parent-led effort started with Facebook pages and neighborhood meetings has grown into a firestorm of resistance. As the Associated Press reported this week, “This ‘opt-out’ movement remains scattered...
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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 7:45am
Resistance To Standardized Testing Not Going Away
Does populist outrage matter anymore? Anyone following the growing resistance to unpopular standardized testing in the nation’s public schools may soon see. Thousands of teachers, parents, students, and public school advocates poured into the streets of New York City to call attention to the plight...
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
Revisiting A Progressive Education Agenda: What’s Happened Since?
It’s been nearly two years since the Education Opportunity Network, with the Opportunity to Learn campaign and the Campaign for America’s Future, published the Education Declaration to Rebuild America . As The Washington Post reported at the time, “The document offers a progressive approach to...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 2:30pm
The Education Spring Goes To College
A nationwide rebellion to K-12 education policies that emerged in the spring of 2013 brought to the fore widespread grievances that students, parents, teachers, and citizens have with top down mandates that are ruining public schools. This Education Spring was fueled by unified concerns arising...
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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 9:15am
How We End The War Over Standardized Testing
Anyone who grew up in the 1960s, during the time of the Cold War , remembers our nation’s response to the threat of nuclear war by enforcing “duck and cover” drills in our schools. The drill would start with the shrill whistle blast over the PA speaker at the front of the classroom – once, twice,...
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