Brad Miller

Brad Miller

Brad Miller is a 1979 graduate of Columbia Law School and served as law clerk to Judge J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., of the U. S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1979 to 1980. He is a member of the North Carolina bar and practiced law in Raleigh for more than 20 years. He represented North Carolina in the U. S. House of Representatives from 2003 until 2013.

Columns by Brad Miller

Vouchers, Charters and Public School Debt: Not Just Different Education Policy Priorities

Guest columnist and former U.S. Congressman Brad Miller argues that the Trump administration’s plans to expand charter schools and provide vouchers for religious and other private schools may violate the Contract Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Miller points out that by paying for charters out of traditional public schools’ funds, states have de-prioritized their obligations to the purchasers of public school bonds in violation of the Contract Clause.