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Jeff Bryant

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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.

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The White House

Up to $1 billion of federal grant money went to charter schools that never opened or opened for only brief periods before being shut down. Read more

Op-Eds

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Gage Skidmore

Congress members confronted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a proposed budget increase for a program funding charter schools that quickly closed, or never opened at all. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Teachers in the school district that was supposed to be the model for education reform just rebelled—and won. Read more

Public School Shakedown

“At a time when we’re at a low-point for our democracy, it’s the only tool for people without power to make some kind of impact,” says Susan Zeig, filmmaker. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Gage Skidmore

Members of the Kentucky Board of Education have allied with corporate interests to privatize education, including involvement in potential real estate deals. Read more

Public School Shakedown

The takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools is not a contest between ‘red vs. blue,’ but of whether democracy matters at all. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Tony Evers leads in polls among the slew of Democratic candidates vying to take on Walker. But is he pro-public school enough to win? Read more

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Natalie Maynor

A familiar story of public school 'failure' and state seizure is playing out in Jackson, Mississippi. Can the city overcome its racist past to find a better ending? Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Gage Skidmore

Betsy DeVos doesn't care about how charters and vouchers are performing, because there is no place for public education in her worldview or political agenda. Read more

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Pexels

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

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Brad Flickinger

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

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YouTube

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. Read more

, Public School Shakedown

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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.” Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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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? Read more

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

Public School Shakedown

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Victoria Pickering

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

Public School Shakedown