Jack Jennings – Education

Upon graduating from Northwestern School of Law and passing the bar, Jack Jennings found his way to Washington, DC to begin a career in education policy and politics spanning over fifty years.

Jack Jennings served as president and CEO for the Center on Education Policy, a nonpartisan, Washington, nonprofit focused on education research.  Over the course of 27 years, Jack was subcommittee staff director, followed by general counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor.

Jack Jennings on Education: Popular Blog Posts

Advice for Democrats

“To win elections, it is helpful to have a disliked opponent. People are more motivated to vote against someone than they are to vote for someone, according to an old adage…”

Trump’s Wrong About the Schools

“(A)n education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.” President Trump broadcast this biting condemnation in his inaugural address…

A Nation Adrift 

Today, attention is on the Congress as it addresses changes to the No Child Left Behind Act. That action is overdue since the law expired eight years ago. But, it must be understood that congressional amendments are merely removing unpopular requirements, not creating a new agenda to improve the nation’s schools. After a renewed law is enacted, the remnant will be some federal funds to the states for school improvement but no clear national vision on how to bring about better schools.