In-depth analysis of how the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) provides high-quality education to more than 84,000 eligible Military-Connected Children in more than 190 schools around the world and scores above the national averages on nearly all standardized assessments. This report also examines efforts to expand that success to Military-Connected Children attending non-DoDEA schools.
About Bruce Wykes
Bruce L. Wykes is a Ruth and Lovett C. Peters Fellow in Education. Bruce completed a master’s degree in politics and political philosophy in 2014 through the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College, writing a thesis on the legacy impacts of progressive education theories of the early twentieth century. Bruce’s prior academic career includes a master’s degree in Middle East history through the University of Texas at Austin as well as a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Guam and associate degrees in Educational and Instructional Technology from the Community College of the Air Force and in Christian
Studies from Wayland Baptist University. Bruce is a career Air Force officer who completed nearly 23 years of active duty service in 2011, having been an enlisted Airman the first 7 years. His military career spanned
diverse areas including education, human resources, equal opportunity, deployment planning and operations, airlift execution, and also time teaching undergraduate history at the U.S. Air Force Academy. During his
military career, Bruce’s family used public, private, virtual charter, and correspondence schools, before ultimately homeschooling for nearly ten years.