Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of brightbeam. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes.

Latest Articles

Remote Learning Isn’t Great. Whining About It Is Worse.

My kids are upstairs pretending to learn. My wife and I know they aren’t engaged. Their teachers range from earnest to weird....

White Progressives Have a Lot of Work to Do, and I’m Not Here to Help

When I ran for school board it was former Minneapolis mayor who was the first elected official to endorse me. She asked...

Why aren’t teachers freaking out about Biden and Bernie’s education task force?

New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, put together an advisory council to help his state “reimagine” public education. Fearing Cuomo and his partner,...

They’re Worried We’ll Realize We Can Teach Our Kids Better at Home

I could write endlessly about the pointlessness of the national network of strident public education apologists who have nothing practical to offer families struggling...

A Letter From Brightbeam in Response to Coronavirus

Dear Friends and Fellow Activists, Our brightbeam team cares about your safety and ours.  Like you, we are...

Presidential Candidates Do Not Think All Families Are Created Equal

I’m starting to notice a trend among the presidential candidates. I don’t think they’re vying to be a president who represents all Americans, just some....

We Shined a Light on What Many Refuse to See: World-Class Cities With Third-World Educational Results

That seems like the most appropriate question to ask after my team released “The Secret Shame of Progressive Cities” last week, a...

Dr. King would have shined a light on the shame of ‘progressive’ cities. So should we.

On the day that the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was taken in 1968 he had become increasingly focused on...