Charter Schools

Don’t Blame Bernie; Most People Don’t Get Charter Schools

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Campaign For America's Future. March 17, 2016 | Photographic credit; Bernie Sanders participates in the Populism 2015 Conference in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty) When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fielded a question about charter schools at a Democratic Party presidential [...]

An Open Letter to Our Next Governor

By Anitra Brown | Originally Published at The New Orleans Tribune. December 15, 2015 Dear Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards: On the off-chance that you were unaware, we just thought you should know that the pro-education reform forces are gearing up to influence your decisions as it relates [...]

Why White Parents Won’t Choose Black Schools

By Abby Norman | Originally Published at Huffington Post. October 15, 2015 8:55 AM EDT Updated: October 22, 2015 3:59 PM EDT | Photographic Credit; Six Black students attempted to enter North Little Rock High School, part of a segregated district in September 9, 1957. Decades later, [...]

New Report: Federal Funds For Charter Schools Go Into A ‘Black Hole’

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. October 21, 2015 at 8:47 PM | U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks during a White House Hispanic Community Action Summit at Fox Tech High School in San Antonio. (Lisa Krantz / San Antonio Express-News) America’s [...]

Where Will John King Stand On Student Suspensions?

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. October 15, 2015 3:16 PM | Photographic CreditSenior Education Department official, John King Jr., left, accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, October 2. (AP Photo/Andrew [...]

The Ugly Charter School Scandal Arne Duncan Is Leaving Behind

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network.. October 7, 2015 | Photographic Credit; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan listens during an assembly at North Star Academy. In a bid to reform the nation's urban schools, Duncan has been visiting charter schools nationwide to [...]

Dyett Hunger Strikers Are Fed By an Educational Vision

The words of James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing” echoed down Drexel Ave on Chicago’s South Side the mild summer evening of September 8, 2015. Down the street from the Chicago home of President Obama, the Dyett hunger strikers and their supporters, holding [...]

Court’s Ruling Charter Schools Aren’t “Public” Is No Surprise

By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at Education Opportunity Network. September 10, 2015 at 2:59 PM | Photographic Credit; A July 13 photo shows preparation under way at the Destiny Charter Middle School in Tacoma, Wash., for the school’s fall opening. (Associated Press) The recent ruling by [...]

Day 24—#FightForDyett Hunger Strike Continues. Black Political Class Stands for Privatization

The national fight against school privatization is focused on Chicago. September 9 is the 24th day of the #FightForDyett hunger strike. Parents and community members are resisting the national polices of school privatization being forced down our throats by the Obama administration and often black politicians across [...]