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.

Articles by this author

Views
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...
Read more
Views
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...
Read more
Views
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...
Read more
Views
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...
Read more
Views
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...
Read more
Views
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...
Read more
Views
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’...
Read more
Views
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:15pm
New Report Shines A Light Into The Charter School Black Box
Charter schools are now the most rapidly growing form of schools in the nation’s education system, but surveys show Americans generally don’t understand what charters are even if they tend to favor them. Are these schools public? Are they private? Who really runs these schools, and how do they take...
Read more
Views
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 8:15am
The Big Education Fight In The Democratic Party
The “big economic fight” in the Democratic Party that news outlets are reporting isn’t confined to economics. The link above takes you to a story in the Washington Post explaining how a “populist wing” in the Democratic Party is rebelling against the conventional wisdom of “centrist” Democrats who...
Read more
Views
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:00am
The Ugly Charter School Scandal Arne Duncan Is Leaving Behind
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s surprise announcement to leave his position in December is making headlines and driving lots of commentary, but an important story lost in the media clutter happened three days before he gave notice. On that day, Duncan rattled the education policy world with...
Read more

Pages