Meg Benner is a senior consultant at the Center for American Progress. In this role, she works with the K-12 Education team on issues related to teacher policy, students with disabilities, and school finance. Benner is also an independent consultant that advises other education advocacy and policy organizations.
Previously, she was a senior director at Leadership for Educational Equity, a leadership development organization for Teach For America corps member and alumni. Benner worked on Capitol Hill as an education policy adviser for the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, where she advised former ranking member Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and served as a legislative assistant for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and former Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT). She started her career as a first- and second-grade teacher in New York City and Washington, D.C.
She received her undergraduate degree in American studies from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in teaching from Pace University.
By Meg Benner
|One Size Does Not Fit All||Center for American Progress||February 20, 2020|
|Elevating Student Voice in Education||Center for American Progress||August 14, 2019|
|Homework and Higher Standards||Center for American Progress||February 13, 2019|
|How to Match Students With Schools They Choose||Center for American Progress||November 13, 2018|
|Expanding Access to High-Quality Schools||Center for American Progress||November 13, 2018|
|A Quality Approach to School Funding||Center for American Progress||November 13, 2018|
|Using the Science of Learning to Redesign Schools||Center for American Progress||October 23, 2018|
|Profit Before Kids||Center for American Progress||October 10, 2018|
|How to Give Teachers a $10,000 Raise||Center for American Progress||July 13, 2018|
|High-Performing Charter Schools Help Working Families Find Balance||Center for American Progress||April 20, 2018|
|The Highly Negative Impacts of Vouchers||Center for American Progress||March 20, 2018|
|Trickle-Down Cuts to Education||Center for American Progress||October 26, 2017|
|The Stakes Are Too High to Ignore the Trump-DeVos Agenda||Center for American Progress||September 5, 2017|
|Hidden Money||Center for American Progress||April 8, 2017|
|Reimagining the School Day||Center for American Progress||February 23, 2017|
|Unqualified and Dangerous||U.S. News & World Report||February 7, 2017|
|Betsy DeVos’ Threat to Children with Disabilities||Center for American Progress||February 2, 2017|
|To Attract Great Teachers, School Districts Must Improve Their Human Capital Systems||Center for American Progress||December 22, 2016|