Stories by Jeff Bryant

Jeff Bryant is an Associate Fellow at Campaign for America's Future and the editor of the Education Opportunity Network website. Prior to joining OurFuture.org he was one of the principal writers for Open Left. He owns a marketing and communications consultancy in Chapel Hill, N.C. He has written extensively about public education policy. subscribe to Jeff Bryant's feed

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Learning and teaching are cooperative processes. Until we acknowledge that, we'll never get beyond today’s failed remedies.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

It's not just curricular changes that are causing students to rise up and walk out.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Reports of financial malfeasance and lack of transparency continue to dog the charter school industry.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: Salon

Maybe it’s time to stick a fork in education reform, and get set for what the new ed-tech industrialists are going to bring us.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Policy compromises forged by centrist Democrats have had truly bad consequences for public education.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

A shift in talking points at the progressive community's signature gathering.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Mainstream journalists have mostly misjudged what's driving the education debate.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Why are teachers so often shut out of policy debates about the future of education?

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Spending more money on schools is what most people really want. Yet what we've been seeing is a 'reform' agenda that emphasizes anything but.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Kids need opportunities to engage in meaningful learning, not more tests.

Posted on: May 19, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Has the current administration turned its back on the legacy of Brown v. Board?

Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Current education policies are misaligned with parenting and the role it plays in child development, achievement and school governance.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014, Source: Salon

Big business and corporate media keep pushing the Core and charter schools. The pushback is heartening and real.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

'Market-based' education policies and 'accountability' have been powerful agents in spreading education disparities that fall along racial lines.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

The key to fixing what ails our education system is more democracy, not less.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

The debate about education policy too often focuses on a favored trinket from the reform tool box, while matters of real importance get neglected.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

At what point does education 'reform' become abuse?

Posted on: Feb 12, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Federal lawmakers are dragging their heels on funding education for our littlest learners. What's their hangup?

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

It's time to trust teachers to do what's right for their students.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2014, Source: Salon.com

Charter schools are sold as an answer. With awful discipline and shocking scandals, many really cause new problems.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

In 2013, education reformers doubled-down on the idea that test scores and rankings should drive policy. 2014 is an opportunity to change that approach.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Efforts to place tighter restrictions on predatory for-profit colleges deserve Democratic unity.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: Salon

Rhee, Nicholas Kristof and Arne Duncan exaggerate test results again to advance an ugly anti-public school agenda.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013, Source: Salon

"Education Spring" is on -- and the uprising against testing, cuts and for-profit schools is taking off.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Reformers are claiming that new NAEP scores prove reform works. Here's why they're dead wrong.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Why do education policymakers despise talking about equity?

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Developmentally inappropriate tests, aimed at students as young as Kindergarten, are undercutting any gains the Common Core might help us make.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Tired of endless accountability mandates, parents and teachers are stepping up the fight to preserve public education -- and using the ballot box to do it.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Some messages about education should not be used.

Posted on: May 21, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

The recent revolt against standardized tests as well as legislative concern over testing corruption are just some of the of the signs of an approaching education "revolution."

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

When the entire existence of the school can hinge on test results, students are stressed and robbed of valuable instructional time.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2013, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Despite stated intentions to use education reform to advance civil rights, reform measures in their current frame are resulting in deep and pervasive civil wrongs.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: Campaign for America's Future

The ideological hard-heartedness permeating our country’s political leadership hit public ed two years ago. There's much to learn from how it played out there.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2012, Source: Campaign for America's Future

No sector of American society has been cast with the narrative of crisis as much as public education -- and the stakes are about to get even higher.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2012, Source: Campaign for America's Future

School year 2013 will likely be harder on children and youth enrolled in public pre-K-12 education than the year they just survived.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2012, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Neither candidate is willing to address the real issue plaguing education policy: inequality.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: Campaign for America's Future

The populous is hungry for a deeper conversation about education -- but do the candidates know how to talk to us about this all-important issue?

Posted on: Apr 13, 2012, Source: Campaign for America's Future