Bradley Marianno

Professor of Educational Policy and Higher Education
Expertise: Teacher's Unions, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Teacher Strikes


Bradley Marianno is a nationally recognized authority on the consequences of local and state education policy change. He is often called upon to discuss state and federal teacher labor policy, teacher’s unions and collective bargaining, and the micro-politics of local school district decision making and policy implementation.

His research specialties include teacher strikes and the role of teachers’ unions in state politics.

He has been featured in numerous academic and professional journals and news outlets including Time Magazine, NBC News, The 74, Chicago Defender, The Conversation, and Education Dive.


  • Ph.D., Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California
  • M.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University
  • M.S., Economics, University of Southern California

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Bradley Marianno In The News

The 74
February 20, 2020
Few were expecting it when, in January, Bernie Sanders scored one of the early coups of the Democratic presidential primary: The Clark County Education Association, representing nearly 20,000 educators in schools around Las Vegas, gave the Vermont senator their endorsement.
NBC News
January 17, 2020
When Tate Reeves stood before family, friends and lawmakers in Mississippi's ornate House chamber to take his oath of office Tuesday, he used his first speech as governor to make a promise to the state's 32,000 teachers.
Chicago Sun-Times
October 30, 2019
Classes in Chicago’s public schools were canceled on Oct. 17 when more than 25,000 teachers went on strike, in what they called a fight for “justice and equity” for their students.
Education Dive
October 28, 2019
This year kicked off with a teacher’s strike in the nation’s second-largest school district, and as the end of 2019 nears, teachers in the third-largest district still haven't reached an agreement with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson.

Articles Featuring Bradley Marianno

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus NewsMarch 5, 2020
A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.