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. subscribe to Jeff Bryant's feed

Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

In Jefferson County, Colorado an acrimonious debate is taking place over the future of public school.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015, Source: Campaign for America's Future

10 years after Hurricane Katrina, NOLA's all-charter school district continues to raise more questions than it answers.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2015, Source: Campaign for America's Future

A coalition has raised concerns about the Education Department's continued funding of charter schools.

Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: Salon

Reports highlight awful charter schools and people are catching on.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

An example from an unlikely place shows it's possible to stop public schools from becoming private enterprises.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Atlanta's school teachers aren't alone in their attempts to cheat the system.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2015, Source: Campaign for America's Future

The fight for fairness in the world of higher education is gathering much needed steam.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Most of the news media have no idea how schools run, but they write about them as if they do.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2015, Source: Salon

Communities don't want underprepared teachers who aren't committed to the community.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2015, Source: Campaign for America's Future

To provide high quality education to our children, raising the level of financial commitment is essential.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2015, Source: Salon

A fight over education in Nashville might come your way next: It's a proxy for dangerous right-wing education ideas.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

Stories of embezzlement and exorbitant costs -- it's been a tough year for the charter school movement.

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

Increased testing is now at the heart of reform policies being implemented in our schools -- for absolutely no good reason.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2014, Source: Campaign for America's Future

It's not just the big races that are being poisoned by corporate interests.

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

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?

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