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October 22, 2019
Presidential candidate condemned by advocates for student-centered education for joining reckless teachers’ strike, threatening future-saving schools WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Education Reform (CER) issued the following statement today by CER president and founder Jeanne Allen regarding today’s scheduled visit by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, to the Chicago Teachers […] Read more »
October 9, 2019
By Jeanne AllenAcross the country, states are implementing laws to address what has become reported as an international epidemic -- shortages of teachers not just in the US but in almost every country.  Not only are fewer people with state-required credentials not available to teach, but surveys suggest almost half are considering leaving the profession.To […] Read more »
October 1, 2019
PRESS ADVISORYFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 1, 2019CONTACT: PR Departmentpr@edreform.com(703) 966-0831Expanding Education Opportunity in Rural AmericaIngredients for revitalizing rural educationWashington, D.C. -- With increasing scrutiny of rural America and its lagging educational outcomes, it’s time to consider new, innovative approaches to improving and expanding education opportunity in rural communities. That is the conclusion of a new whitepaper issued […] 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 »
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 23, 2019
(Newswire, April 23, 2019)  THE NEA PLAYBOOK.  It’s right out of the playbook and it’s official.  This behavior - and that from DC, to NC to CA - is part of NEA’s very own book of plays designed to “help” the union and its members attack the charter school movement.  This is nothing new of course. For […] Read more »
May 7, 2014
The overall proficiency scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in math and reading among 12 graders remained unchanged in 2013 from 2009, hovering at 26 and 38 percent, respectively. The above results were drawn from a national sample of students, with an additional 14 pilot states that produced results on a state-level […] Read more »
October 9, 2013
Poll Introduction and Methodology Click here for PDF of America’s Attitudes Towards Education Reform: Executive Summary Power and Options The American People Want Power and They Want Options. A plurality of Americans say that parents should have more power over their child’s education, including access to information and data about their child’s school. • Support […] Read more »
February 3, 2012
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) published a document to helps parents understand and navigate online learning options available for their children. Read more »
January 26, 2012
Highlights from 2009 NAEP Math Results for 4th and 8th grade students Read more »