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

Our Children Need Better Politicians

How Are the Children? Can we all agree that the basic care and development of America’s children—yes, every single...

Thank God for Parents Who Refuse to Be Gaslighted by the Failing Education System

How Are the Children? Last week I attended a community town hall in Nashville organized by my friend Vesia Hawkins, a relentless...

After 40 Years, There Is Still Time for the U.S. Department of Education to Become a Good Idea

Wherever you exist on the political spectrum, the U.S. Department of Education’s work has never been more relevant to the lives of...

Teachers Are Rightfully Demanding Better for Themselves, But What Are They Bringing to the Table?

How Are the Children? Behold, the Chicago model of educator noisemaking has gone national, and now public school teachers have emerged as an...

Integration Is a Noble Goal, But Obsessing Over It Shouldn’t Distract Us From Improving Teaching and Learning

How Are The Children? Another week, another headline about the urgency of jettisoning efforts to improve teaching and learning...

I’m a Public School Parent and I Have Every Right to Complain

When someone speaks poorly of public institutions there is probably a story there.  To that point, if you read...

The Three R’s of Parents Who Want to Raise Free Children

A parent’s power to determine the right to choose where, when and what their children learn is only one power among many that create what I call parental sovereignty—a concept I believe is rooted in three essential R’s: roles, responsibilities and rights.