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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.

“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. more

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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. more

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

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U.S. Air Force/Kathleen D. Bryant

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? 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? more

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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. 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. more

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Brad Flickinger

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

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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

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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

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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? more

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

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Victoria Pickering

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

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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

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

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Public education advocates prepare for the upcoming administration. more

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