Jeff Bryant


Jeff is director of the Education Opportunity Network. He owns a marketing and communications consultancy in Chapel Hill, NC, and has written extensively about public education policy. Follow Jeff on Twitter at @jeffbcdm.



The Tar Heel state shows how charter schools turn education funding into a contest that divides communities and segregates students. more

Nov 9, 2017 12:55 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments


Brad Flickinger

These stories often spotlight benefits for special cases but rarely consider the broader picture. more

Sep 14, 2017 11:06 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments

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So far, all I see is a gaggle of ambitious career politicians who voice their “support” of public education, but generally have voted to undermine our state’s public school system. more

Aug 22, 2017 5:15 PM , Public School Shakedown


Daniel Case

Teachers spend an average of almost $500 a year out of their own pockets on school supplies, and one in ten spend $1,000 or more. more

Aug 3, 2017 11:36 AM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments

In 2015, the most recent year measured, 100 percent of Millikan’s Latino and economically disadvantaged students graduated, along with 96 percent of white and 95 percent of black students. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine 1 Comments

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John Stavely

Trump’s education budget cuts $9.2 billion of federal outlays to public schools, and eliminates twenty-two programs - But Betsy DeVos claims her department's budget prioritizes “what’s working.” more

May 26, 2017 3:01 PM Public School Shakedown

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March to Springfield

About a dozen marchers, ranging in age from twenty-three to ninety, are marching 200 miles to the state capital in the hopes of budging Illinois lawmakers out of an almost two-year-long logjam over the state budget. more

May 22, 2017 10:50 PM Public School Shakedown

Erie, Pennsylvania schools’ plight is the heartbreaking reality for school districts across the country. But, it’s a story anyone who cares about students needs to hear. more

Apr 12, 2017 11:06 AM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments


Joe Brusky

Recent research reveals that students who use school vouchers fare significantly worse than their public school peers. But who is reading the data? more

Mar 1, 2017 4:23 PM Public School Shakedown 2 Comments

Opposition to her nomination was important. What happens next matters even more. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:12 PM Public School Shakedown


Victoria Pickering

Perhaps even Republicans can’t embrace the idea of public education as a “business.” more

Feb 2, 2017 10:36 AM Public School Shakedown


Victoria Pickering

Students, teachers, parents, and public school advocates object to her conflicts of interest, dark money connections and, oh yeah, her utter lack of familiarity with public education. more

Jan 31, 2017 10:31 AM Public School Shakedown

The trend for nearly thirty years has been that Democrats compromise with Republicans on education, with dire consequences for our democracy. more

Dec 22, 2016 6:38 PM Public School Shakedown

Public education advocates prepare for the upcoming administration. more

Nov 28, 2016 3:49 PM Public School Shakedown

A step in the right direction for national education policy. more

Oct 12, 2016 9:12 PM Magazine

"America’s black and Latino communities are experiencing an epidemic of public school closures." more

Sep 9, 2016 6:28 PM Public School Shakedown

"There’s something wrong in the nation when our leaders worry more about emails than about education. It’s immoral.” more

Jul 14, 2016 3:22 PM Public School Shakedown

This graduation season marks the end of another year of declining school funding. more

Jun 15, 2016 6:56 PM Public School Shakedown

A wave of protest actions in the Tarheel State is indicative of a national-level fight for education justice and civil rights throughout all of public education. more

Apr 27, 2016 5:00 AM Public School Shakedown