|Derrell Bradford is a Democrat and head of Excellent Education for Everyone (E3), New Jersey's largest school choice advocacy group. He is also a Co-Director of the Center for Education Justice, a public interest law firm focused on protecting the education rights of parents and students in New Jersey school districts. Mr. Bradford serves as the vice-chair of the Greater Newark Chapter of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), and on the steering committee of the New Jersey School Choice Alliance, a collection of civic, community-based, and business organizations that support the implementation of school choice in the state.|
Mr. Bradford has spoken widely on education issues and reform, and has presented on school choice, charter schools, school finance, teacher reform, and numerous other issues at numerous events, including at the U.S. Department of Education, The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, The Alliance for School Choice, The American Legislative Exchange Council, The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, The Rutgers University Institute on Education Law and Policy, The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, The State Policy Network, and Leadership New Jersey. Mr. Bradford's writings have appeared in the Asbury Park Press, the Press of Atlantic City, the Courier News, the Courier Post, the Bergen Record, and the Trenton Times.
A native of Baltimore, Mr. Bradford is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Mr. Bradford has an extensive background in editorial development, graphic and Web design, and publishing. He has worked for Simon & Schuster, and was Managing Editor of City Guide Publications in New York City before joining E3.