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Vol. 15, No. 48

Newswire: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the states
People were seeing what real reform creates

Charter schools were open, each with a different mission and creed
Students lined up to attend, especially those most in need

Kids were now learning, with excitement and fun
And community members wondered what more could be done?

Scholarships, charters, blended learning, accountability in schools
Parents believed in change, with the right set of tools 

Parents were eager, reformers answered the call
But when they approached their state reps, they hit a brick wall

Frustration began to mount, and fatigue took its toll
No wonder there’s low support for lawmakers, according to our most recent poll 

Some great strides have been made, others more mild
To give power and choice, to both parent and child

Unions won’t keep the status quo, try as they might
Because there’s a new generation that’s ready to fight

7 DAYS. There’s still time to make your 2013 tax-deductible gift to The Center for Education Reform! As you consider your year-end giving, we hope you will renew your commitment to education reform, and help usher in this new generation of reformers to lay the groundwork for the next 20 years of meaningful change. Click here to make a secure online donation, or mail your check to 910 Seventeenth Street, NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20006, or call us at 1-800-521-2118.

Please note that Newswire is settling in for a cold winter’s night, taking a vacation and will be back January 7, 2014.