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January 19, 2012
Charter advocates have long considered Virginia hostile ground, and that hasn’t changed under Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R), who promised a major charter school expansion when he was elected in 2009. There were three charter schools in the commonwealth when McDonnell took office. Now there are four, according to the pro-charter Center for Education Reform. Read more »
January 12, 2012
Charter schools have been back on the agenda in many states without charter school laws, including bills introduced but not passed in four, while some of the 42 states with charter school laws have voted to expand their use, according to the Center for Education Reform. Read more »
January 3, 2012
“All too often, supporters and opponents of charter schools claim that bad charter schools don’t close,” said Jeanne Allen, the center’s president. “The truth is, charter schools that don’t measure up are closing. Regrettably, the same can’t be said for traditional public schools.” Read more »
December 22, 2011
Of roughly 6,700 charter schools that have opened in the United States, 1,036 have closed since 1992, says a report unveiled today by the Center for Education Reform, in Washington. "Performance-based accountability is the cornerstone of charter schools," the report says. Read more »
November 28, 2011
Forty other states allow charter schools, and most do not set an enrollment period, said Jeanne Allen, president of the national Center for Education Reform. "The schools do it individually, as should be the case," she said. Read more »
November 7, 2011
But even with the changes, Virginia"s charter school law was graded "F” by the Center for Education Reform, a group that advocates charter schools. In a 2011 report, the group said Virginia"s law was the second weakest out of the 41 charter school laws in the U.S. Read more »
November 7, 2011
School spending has gone through the roof and test scores are flat. While most every other service in life has gotten faster, better, and cheaper, one of the most important things we buy -- education -- has remained completely stagnant, unchanged since we started measuring it in 1970. Read more »
October 13, 2011
Families with children in failing schools would be “empowered” to convert their traditional public school into a charter school under a bill that cleared a state Senate committee. Jeanne explains how the law puts parents back in the drivers seat. Read more »
October 7, 2011
Article discusses Stanford University studies that have met extensive opposition from individuals and institutions throughout the educational community. CER notes that charter schools are not comparable to similar public schools for many reasons, but studies show positive achievement and that charter schools do work. By Josh Cotton The Times Observer October 7, 2011 The bottom […] Read more »
October 3, 2011
Gov. Chris Christie’s administration only approves four out of nearly 60 charter school applications. Jeanne Allen discusses how the administration is being too cautious, and inconsistent with the governor’s philosophy, when there are tens of thousands of students stuck in low-performing schools. She also points out that New Jersey is sending the message that local charters are being overlooked in favor of giants in the industry. Read more »