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

May 24, 2022
Schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) were closed Thursday for day two of the teacher strike, according to district officials. Officials said that parents should anticipate the closures extending into Friday.
Global Circulate
May 23, 2022
Almost as soon as some schools reopened for in-person learning in the fall of 2020, research was suggesting a tidy, albeit dark, conclusion about why they did: politics. Early analyses indicated that Covid-19 health factors had virtually nothing to do with reopening decisions, and partisan politics could explain nearly all the variation.
May 23, 2022
What researchers are still learning about in-person instruction during Covid-19.
Chicago Chalk Beat
May 18, 2022
Chicago Teachers Union members are voting on their leadership this week — a high-stakes decision at a challenging juncture for the country’s public educators.

Articles Featuring Bradley Marianno

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Campus News | February 10, 2022

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Campus News | December 29, 2021

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

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Campus News | October 7, 2021

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