Jared Cameron Bass

Senior Counsel for Education and Strategy, Education Policy Program

Jared Cameron Bass, Esquire is senior counsel for education and strategy in the Education Policy program at New America. Prior to coming to New America, Bass was the federal director at the Postsecondary National Policy Institute, a senior policy advisor within the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education, and the lead higher education staffer on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce—Democratic Staff. Before coming to Washington, D.C., Bass shaped policy at the state and local levels of American government. He worked as a research fellow in the Office of the Philadelphia City Council President and also served as a legislative fellow in the Delaware House of Representatives. Bass attended the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he was a Ruben-Presser Public Interest Scholar. He also holds a master's from the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware, where he was awarded the Outstanding Master's Student Award and the Pauline E. Loessner Memorial Award. 

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Highs and Lows of Higher Ed in the White House Budget Request

The White House released its fiscal year 2019 budget request to Congress today, with big implications for higher ed.

Many Top Education Posts Still Vacant a Year Into DeVos Tenure

Jared Bass was quoted in Bloomberg Government on how vacancies in ED might impact the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

So...What’s the Plan?

Why Congress should create a new state plan requirement in the Higher Education Act

Holding the PROSPER Act Accountable

This first post in our series on Rep. Foxx's new HEA bill analyzes accountability under the proposal.

The “Innovation” Trap in the PROSPER Act

This third post in our series on Rep. Foxx's new HEA bill analyzes "innovation" policies under the proposal.

A Not-So-Simple Simplification in the PROSPER Act

This second post in our series on Rep. Foxx's new HEA bill analyzes financial aid policies under the proposal.