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January 29, 2020
THE PERFECT READ FOR SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK Hot off the presses – and we do mean hot as it was published only days ago – comes an important and seminal read, An Unfinished Journey; Education & The American Dream, by CER’s Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen. Inspired by love of country, her Italian heritage, and this nation’s ongoing […] Read more »
January 22, 2020
TODAY'S COVERAGE OF ESPINOZA V. MONTANA DEPT OF REVENUE  Blaine Amendment on Trial Special CER News Alert Dear Friends: As the attorneys for Kendra Espinoza and the other moms were preparing to argue their case before the U.S. Supreme Court today in this landmark case, we and our colleagues around the country were making the […] Read more »
January 21, 2020
CER IN THE NEWS January 21, 2020 Friends, We are one day away from the most significant Supreme Court case involving education in over 60 years – Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.  As we all continue to work hard to spread lead plaintiff Kendra Espinoza’s important story, we are sharing a new piece co-written […] 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 »
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 »
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 »
August 16, 2019
View full letter hereDear Friends,If you’re reading this Occasional Letter, thank you! While we inundate those tens of thousands of people who’ve joined our cause these many years with electronic notes, newswires, tweets, and more, we know it’s hard to keep up with all incoming stuff one gets. More importantly, we know paper still matters […] Read more »
July 17, 2019
by Jeanne AllenForbesJuly 17, 2019   Dennis Littky is a radical, fascinating and successful education rebel. He’s a serial education entrepreneur who’s redefining the term “higher education.” The former principal of Thayer High School in Winchester, New Hampshire, cofounder of both  The Big Picture Company and The Met School has launched the best of his innovations […] Read more »
June 26, 2019
Wall Street JournalJune 25, 2019Wall Street Journal has words for the Mayor and advice for Congress The Washington, D.C. City Council on Wednesday is meeting to discuss charter schools. Let’s hope someone asks Mayor Muriel Bowser why her administration is denying space to charters—at the same time it plans to spend millions to refurbish under-utilized traditional schools.The […] Read more »