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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Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:30am
How Long Can Big Money Keep Democrats In The Charter School Camp?
It’s obvious 2016 is an election year when Democratic candidates need to draw a bright line to differentiate themselves from Republican opponents. With Donald Trump leading the GOP ticket, and most leaders of his party getting in line behind him, it’s doubtful Democrats will find urgent need to “...
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Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 11:00am
Trump University Shows Why For-Profit Motives Don’t Belong In Education
Revelations from documents connected to Trump University are generating outrage across the political spectrum, from my colleague Terrance Heath , who called it “a scheme to transfer wealth from people who had little,” to the conservative journal National Review which carried an editorial...
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Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:45am
Republicans In Congress Want To Cut Free Lunches For Poor Kids; Don’t Let Them
Conservative lawmakers are well known for wanting to cut funding to public education. But just remember, every time they take a swing at public school budgets, they hit poor kids. The newest blow aimed at public schools will hit low-income students in the stomach, literally. A bill introduced by a...
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Friday, April 22, 2016 - 1:45pm
We Won’t Improve Education By Making Teachers Hate Their Jobs
Does this sound like a place you’d like to work? The work environment is “depressing” … “morale is at an all-time low.” “It feels like a lot of busy work and hoop jumping and detracts from the work.” “Every move … needs to be documented and noted.” “We have to respond to feedback given by an...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:15pm
How Breaking Government Hurts Children
After years of electing people who declare, “Government is the problem” and who avow to “drown it in a bathtub,” the results are apparent that, yeah, government might not work so well when you have people who hate it in charge. New reports reveal that years of hating government are taking their...
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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 4:30pm
The Positive Aura Of Charter Schools Is Wearing Thin
The rapid expansion of the charter school industry across the country continues to be dogged by high-profile scandals , lurid news reports , and studies showing widespread corruption and fraud . The parade of toxic stories about charter schools prompted former PBS education correspondent John...
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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:30pm
What School Walk-Ins Teach Us
There’s a dangerous myth being perpetrated that the American public has given up on publican education . Those making this claim point to the swelling enrollments of charter schools and the spread of school vouchers that allow parents to transfer their children out of the public school system at...
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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:15am
An Emerging New Narrative For Education
The big news about education policy in the presidential race is that there is no news. As Laura Moser writes for Slate , “None of the candidates are talking about education. Like, at all.” At Salon, parent and public school activist Bertis Downs argues that even the few times Democratic Party...
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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:00am
How Much Do We Hate Our Children?
When President Barack Obama recently made an impassioned plea to do something about the proliferation of gun violence in America, he drew upon the images of elementary school children gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut to engage our emotions. “First graders,” he exclaimed, with tears coursing down...
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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 8:45am
The Important Education Issue Leaders Are Still Ignoring
One of the more telling combinations of news stories from the past week found education policy insiders in Washington, DC rejoicing over the passage of a new law rewriting federal education policy while at the same time a new report revealed how political leadership is continuing to fail America’...
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