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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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:00pm
The Conversation ‘Corporate Education Reformers’ Want Versus The One They Get
What will $12 million get you? How about a “conversation about education?” That’s what a new organization Education Post aims to get for its “initial grants,” courtesy of, according to education reporter Lindsay Layton of The Washington Post , ” the Broad Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 8:45am
Back To Schools White People Cannot See
As the season for new school openings rolls out, there are reasons for a new consciousness-raising about those schools – the kind of consciousness-raising that can be brought about when there’s a shock to the system like Ferguson, Missouri. Of the many heartfelt, well thought-out, and clearly...
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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:45am
Waking Up To Our Broken Education Policies
Who could ever forget comedian Jon Stewart’s commentary in early 2009 on how financial reporters totally botched reporting of the Great Recession. Stewart mocked journalists at CNBC for missing all the warning signs of the over-valued housing market and their failure to question wild speculation on...
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If we know that nourishing inputs are essential in school lunches, why don't we provide the same kind of advocacy for nourishing education? (Getty images) Views
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 7:00am
Education Accountability We Can Believe In
Michelle Obama is very upset. According to reports from CNN , the First Lady finds it’s “unacceptable” that Republicans lawmakers in the House are pushing to allow schools to opt out of nutrition regulations that were part of a 2010 law that established new requirements for the country’s free or...
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 11:30am
Who Betrayed The Legacy Of Brown V. Board?
So this one’s personal for me. The day they bused the poor kids to my school was the first time I’d ever come face to face with children my age who were so poor they weren’t properly clothed. It was the first time – in a society where I saw separate water fountains for blacks and whites, and the...
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 4:15pm
Charter Schools Fail: New Reports Call Their ‘Magic’ Into Question
When members of the U.S. House of Representatives consider, beginning today, a bill to incentivize the expansion of charter schools, you can expect there to be a lot of heat but not very much light in their discussion of the need for more of these institutions.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 3:26pm
How ‘Education Reform’ Perpetuates Racial Disparity
America was shocked, shocked, by new data from the U.S. Department of Education last week showing that a child’s education destiny in the nation’s public schools is strongly determined by race.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:56am
New Extremists in the Education Debate: Republicans AND Democrats
For people who like to think of themselves as being “exceptional,” Americans can sometimes abandon the very principles their exceptionality is founded on. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the current debate of education policy.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 7:57am
Mayor De Blasio Has It Right On Charter Schools
It was Monday morning, and the folks at Morning Joe were already steamed. Joe Scarborough had his Very Serious scowl face on while Mika Brzezinski’s eyes were flashing with poised rage.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:49am
Options In The Standoff Over Test-Based Education Policy
What happens when people feel they aren’t being listened to ? They raise their voices louder.
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