"A blunt and uncompromising dissenter."

About jameson

Educator, RESEARCHER, author

​​"One of TFA's most outspoken young critics."

T. Jameson Brewer, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Social Foundations of Education in the Teacher Education Department at the University of North Georgia.  His teaching experience spans from the middle school, high school, undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.  He received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was named as the 2016 Outstanding Doctoral Student.  He completed a M.S. in Social Foundations of Education from Georgia State University, and a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education of History with a minor in Anthropology from Valdosta State University where, in 2016, he was named as a Distinguished Alumni of the James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education & Human Services. Additionally, he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Educational Foundations and serves as a Scholar at Harvard University's Scholars Strategy Network.

His scholarly work has been published in the peer-reviewed journals of Education Policy Analysis Archives, Educational Studies, Critical Education, the Peabody Journal of Education, Critical Questions in Education, the International Journal of Play, Policy Futures in Education, Pro-Posições, the Journal of Family Strengths, and the Australian Educational Researcher.  His work has also appeared at the National Education Policy Center, the Progressive Magazine, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, and Education Week
.  He is co-editor of the book Teach For America Counter-Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out (Peter Lang, 2015) which has received attention and acclaim from NPR’s Marketplace, NPR’s Code Switch, NPR Illinois, The Daily Beast, Jacobin, AlterNet, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Washington Post, NonProfit Quarterly, ReThinking Schools, The Brookings Institution, Teaching for Change,Atlanta Blackstar, Esther Cepeda’s nationally syndicated column, and was named as a Teaching for Change Favorite Book of 2015.  

Other forthcoming books include Becoming a Teacher in an Age of Reform: Global Lessons for Teacher Preparation and the Teaching Profession (Teachers College Press, Fall 2018), Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance: A Primer for Concerned Educators (Myers Education Press, Fall 2018), Teach For All Counter-Narratives: International Perspectives on a Global Reform Movement (Peter Lang, Spring 2019), and Homeschooling: A Guidebook of Practices, Claims, Issues, and Implications (Brill, 2019).

He is a frequent guest on, and has had his work cited by, various NPR shows (Marketplace, Code Switch), NPR affiliates (WABE 90.1 Atlanta, NPR Illinois), Jacobin, The Daily Beast, TruthoutBlack Agenda Report, Education Week, Atlanta Blackstar, WalletHub, NationSwell, The Real News Network, The State of Education (KVOI AM Radio), The Rick Smith Show, and has provided expert witness testimony before the Illinois State Senate.

Follow him on Twitter: @tjamesonbrewer