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December 31, 2019
“While it cannot cure everything, education is the best antidote for ignorance.”Dear Friends,I hope you’ve had time to enjoy the company of family and friends this holiday season. My heart goes out to those who are suffering in numerous ways from the tragedies that seem to beset us at every turn. I remain convinced that while it […] Read more »
December 19, 2019
Forbes | December 14, 2019By Jeanne AllenAs the teachers' union-sponsored “Public Education Forum 2020," winds down in Pittsburgh this weekend, let’s state the obvious truth: our nation’s education system is shockingly failing most students and teachers.On national, international, and local data points, most schools are failing to provide the personalization and mobile economy necessary to teach and […] Read more »
December 18, 2019
(with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)‘Twas the night before the debate, when all thru’ the house,  Randi was stirring the Democratic candidates’ house. The strike signs were hung ‘ron the country with care,  In hopes that Ms. Warren soon would be there.   The union agitators were all snug in their red, While visions of […] Read more »
October 31, 2019
 Read CER’s Statement on the 2019 Nation’s Report Card.Presented here are past and present reflections on that path breaking report, along with critical analysis of the past administrations of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and trends of improvement, pockets of persistent stagnation and CER’s assessments and recommendations for the innovation needed to drive […] Read more »
October 30, 2019
Assessment Finds Majority of U.S. Students Have Declined in Core Subjects WASHINGTON D.C. (10.30.19) — The Center for Education Reform (CER), a national leader in the fight to achieve educational excellence in the United States, today issued a statement by CER founder and CEO Jeanne Allen regarding the new scores revealed this morning by the National […] Read more »
October 23, 2019
CER IN THE NEWSFox & FriendsOctober 23, 2019 CER Founder & CEO Jeanne Allen appeared on Fox & Friends for a segment on Elizabeth Warren's EdReform plan that wrongly attacks Charter Schools & puts special interests over parents’ rights.‬ Read her article from the Washington Examiner here. Read more »
October 23, 2019
CER IN THE NEWSWashington ExaminerOctober 22, 2019Elizabeth Warren issued a stark return to the past in her education plan released Monday. Much anticipated, the plan is more than reminiscent of the old initiatives that led the country to a massive decline in educational attainment that we’ve only recently begun to reverse.Her leading supporters in the teachers' […] Read more »
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 9, 2019
Dear Friends:The Chicago Teachers Union is getting ready - it would appear with glee - at the prospect of another teacher strike.  A series of deliberate attempts to disrupt education planned by the AFT, you’ll recall that they walked out on thousands of kids for days at Chicago International Charter School, where they’d taken over some […] Read more »