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The 2016 EDlection Center is dedicated to helping you — the voters — navigate where candidates stand when it comes to advancing parent power.

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The Candidates on Education Reform: Their Records & RhetoricSeptember 26, 2016

It’s fair to say some of the candidates for president & vice president have long, public records about nearly every aspect of education policy & education reform. Some, less so. And some candidates’ views have morphed over the years, changed, reversed, and even come back again. Just what can we make of their statements & […]

Platform Overview: CER’s Review of 2016 Party PositionsAugust 2, 2016

The Center for Education Reform’s Review of the 2016 Political Party Positions Today, education reform has become an amorphous term, sounded out by many and used to apply to many things that may not really constitute what ed reform pioneers originally envisioned – a commitment to innovation and opportunity that makes it possible for revolutionary […]

The Democratic Platform: Tying Testing to Teacher EvaluationsAugust 1, 2016

Despite how the Democratic education platform reads, some researchers say there’s no consensus against using test scores in teacher evaluations by Matt Barnum The 74 July 2016 The Democratic platform states, “We oppose … the use of student test scores in teacher and principal evaluations, a practice which has been repeatedly rejected by researchers.” It’s not often […]

Donald Trump calls school choice ‘new civil rights issue’ of our timeSeptember 26, 2016

Donald Trump had nothing to say at his rally Saturday about the recent police shootings of black men that have mobilized civil rights activists across the country -- but he did talk talk about what he sees as the "new civil rights issue of our time."

Debate Predictions: Education and the First Presidential DebateSeptember 26, 2016

It's debate night! CER weighs in on potential topics that could come up in tonight's presidential debate.