The Disempowerment Of Public School Parents

For years, policy initiatives stemming from right-wing belief tanks have been wrapped in the rhetoric of positive outcomes that are, in fact, the complete opposite of what the measures are […]
Jeff Bryant

Renew The American Commitment To Opportunity

A current debate raging among policy makers is whether America’s dysfunctional education system has created our sick economy – or whether the country’s sick economy has created widespread poverty with […]
Jeff Bryant

Is Right-Wing School Reform (Texas) Toast?

This post is republished from the Education Opportunity Network, a new online publication edited by Jeff Bryant. It’s a conventional wisdom among Democrats to write off the state of Texas […]
Jeff Bryant

The Inconvenient Truth Of Education “Reform”

Events in the past week showed how market-driven education policies, deceivingly labeled as “reform,” are revealing their truly destructive effects on the streets and in the corridors of government. From […]
Jeff Bryant

Teachers Take A Stand Against An Onslaught

If you've noticed lately the tendency in car commercials to show the vehicle against a background of an empty city street, you can assume it's likely due to the abundance of empty city streets available in the place famous for being home to the major automotive companies -- Detroit.
Jeff Bryant

Critical Questions Democrats Must Ask About School Choice

Left-leaning people everywhere recently got a hoot when the Texas Republican Party declared its opposition to the teaching of "Higher Order Thinking Skills," including "critical thinking skills," in public schools.
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Public Education’s ‘Shock Doctrine Summer’ Rolls Out, Part 2

With the glow of high school graduations still lingering in many American families, and analysts predicting that an"economic recovery" is on the way, this is a time when you'd expect to start hearing more positive news about the state of US public education.
Jeff Bryant

Democrats Must Oppose Republicans On Education

A funny thing happened on the way to the news cycle the past two weeks when the issue of education -- specifically, public schoolteachers and student loan relief -- maintained a presence on the political stage.
Jeff Bryant

Romney Obama Vie For Who Can Hurt Education The Worst

In this week's round in the nation's presidential contest, education got tossed into the ring and slapped around by the opposing candidates and their spokespeople. Who won the round is anyone's guess, but poor education got mauled in the process and tossed into the spit bucket.
Jeff Bryant

Teacher Depreciation Week

It was Teacher Appreciation Week this week. Unfortunately, someone forgot the appreciation part. President Obama, for one, kicked off the week by proclaiming that from now on the week would also (instead?) be forever known as National Charter Schools Week.
Jeff Bryant

Why Democrats Should Oppose Parent Trigger Laws

Last week in Florida there was an important victory for progressive Democrats that not many Democrats know about. Even worse, most Democrats may not even be aware why this was a victory.
Jeff Bryant

Get Ready For The Edu-Debt Crisis

This week the US House of Representatives, with bipartisan support, passed a bill, H.R. 2117, with the misleading title of The Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act.
Jeff Bryant

Can Democrats Find The Front In The Education Wars

Conventional wisdom among the Very Serious People in Washington DC has long maintained that the severely punitive nature of current policies governing America's public schools cannot be called an "attack" on those institutions or the teachers who inhab
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