Bradley Marianno

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


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

Fox News
March 31, 2021
Teachers unions had a greater effect on school reopening plans than COVID-19 hospitalizations, a new report examining unions in 250 large, urban school districts found.
Washington Examiner
March 31, 2021
Teachers unions have often demanded lower community spreads of the coronavirus before they are willing to return teachers to the classroom.
The News Republic
March 8, 2021
Last month in Chicago, after months of heated negotiations, the teachers union and Chicago Public Schools emerged with one of the most detailed school reopening agreements in the nation. Brad Marianno, an education policy professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who has been studying these agreements since last spring, called it the most comprehensive he’s seen, citing its inclusion of things like testing protocols, measures that might lead to reclosing schools, and vaccination commitments. Among other things, the union succeeded in negotiating accommodations for hundreds more members at higher risk of Covid-19 complications, or who serve as the primary caregiver for someone at higher risk, than the district had originally agreed to accommodate.
The Nevada Independent
March 1, 2021
There will be no need for backpacks when Shannon Smith’s second-graders enter their West Prep Academy classroom for the first time on Monday.

Articles Featuring Bradley Marianno

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Campus News | April 14, 2021
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Campus News | March 11, 2021
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Campus News | February 3, 2021
A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
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Campus News | January 5, 2021
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.