J.D. Harrison

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Senior Editor, Digital Content, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Washington, D.C.

J.D. Harrison is the senior editor for digital content at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he writes extensively about health care, immigration, infrastructure, regulations and a host of other issues that influence the decisions of executives, employers and entrepreneurs. He also writes for the organization’s Chamber Quarterly Magazine.

J.D. previously covered small business, entrepreneurship and public policy for The Washington Post, where he helped launch and later run the Post’s On Small Business Blog. On Small Business was later ranked by Forbes as one of the nation’s must-read publications for small business owners. Before moving to Washington, he covered startups and emerging technology for Portfolio in New York.

J.D. is a proud native of Durham, North Carolina, and a graduate of both Wake Forest University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015
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America’s Education System Shorts African-American Students, New Study Shows

Our country has taken considerable strides toward racial equality in recent decades, but one area where we still fall well…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

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