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October 9, 2019
CER IN THE NEWSOctober 3, 2019Read what we think of the actions by the Chicago Teachers Union, which is preparing once again to pull teachers out of classrooms and put kids on the street. From today’s Chicago Tribune. Read more »
September 19, 2019
PRESS ADVISORYFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember, 18 2019CONTACT: PR Departmentpr@edreform.com(703) 966-0831Amicus Brief Filed in Most Important Education Case in DecadesBlaine Amendment has denied millions their Constitutional RightsWASHINGTON, D.C. — With the U.S. Supreme Court scheduled to consider the most important education case in decades, organizations representing parents, educators, successful schools and policymakers have joined in filing an Amicus Brief to […] Read more »
September 11, 2019
NEWS ALERTTO: PEOPLE WHO CHERISH DC's KIDS FROM: CERIncreased Assault on DC ChartersWhen forums are framed in deliberately misleading language, we know the intent isn't public information but harmful actions. That's why I'm writing to you right now, to bring to your attention that in the District, anti-charter forces are organizing community forums, clad in […] Read more »
June 14, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2019CONTACT: Alexandra Phelpsaphelps@pinkstongroup.com(703) 966-0831Washington, D.C. — Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement:"With education being the key to a healthy economy and bright future for all Americans, the involvement of our highest leaders is critical. So on this Friday afternoon it’s great […] Read more »
June 4, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2019CONTACT: Alexandra Phelpsaphelps@pinkstongroup.com(703) 966-0831Washington, D.C. — Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement:"We and our colleagues around the country have watched with great interest as the Mayor and parents of New Bedford, Massachusetts sought to create a new innovative partnership that would […] Read more »
May 18, 2019
Dear Charter School Friends,What a crazy thing - the Friday of National Charter Schools Week, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that as president he will put an end to charter schools.As my mother would have said, “the nerve!”Sanders’ comments - yelling about transparency (which of course exists) or regulation (which charters have plenty of!) and […] Read more »
April 30, 2019
The results of the National 2018 Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment, focused on critical STEM, skills, are more hopeful than in prior years, but the results remain disappointing.The test of more than 15,000 8th grade students in almost 600 schools across the country shows that fewer than 50% are proficient. The test not only […] Read more »
March 24, 2019
Dear Friends,The news was blaring this weekend.  All the talk seemed to suggest that the nation was focused almost entirely on the release of the Mueller Report. It’s been that way for months. And now it’s out. We’re told the nation is riveted, waiting to learn what’s inside.And that does indeed seem to be the […] Read more »
February 27, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2019 CONTACT: Alexandra Phelps aphelps@pinkstongroup.com (703) 966-0831 Washington, D.C. — Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement: “News of federal legislation to incentivize private funding of scholarships for low-income and working-class families broke tonight, a welcome sign in the battle for more […] Read more »
January 25, 2019
CER Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen was interviewed this week in light of the deal struck in Los Angeles that ended the teacher strike in the nation’s second largest school district. Jeanne discussed the politics of the strike as well as the implications of the deal. CER also spoke to journalists at  the Washington Post, […] Read more »