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March 10, 2020
People ask us all the time, “What do you do?” The goals we’ve had since 1993 haven’t changed, but they have become better articulated and improved. CER works to advance education opportunity and innovation so all may have access to the achieve the American dream.This brief Progress Report for 2019 through this year so far […] Read more »
March 2, 2020
Forbes | March 2, 2020By Jeanne AllenParents v Candidates in Election 2020With American education in a state of mediocrity or worse in many of the nation’s most volatile communities, the absence of a substantive debate on education issues on the national political stage is shocking. Sure, promises of universal healthcare and free college are more […] Read more »
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 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 6, 2019
  From the CER bookshelf, in honor of #NationalReadABookDay, here are Ten Essential Reads that illuminate the history, progress & character of the authentic #edreform movement. Present and past, the stories told, cases made and the theories behind them are at the heart of how this nation can succeed. No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior’s Life From Black Power to […] Read more »
August 13, 2019
While many kids across the U.S. finish up their summer reading as they gear up to go back to school, here's a list of recommended reading for understanding how we get our schools and learning opportunities to reflect a new opportunity agenda that allows for Innovation and Opportunity to thrive: Read more »