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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 »
June 21, 2019
It’s been a very busy week for CER, and with a hat tip to Clint Eastwood we send along examples of the good, the bad and the ugly from this week's news.Jeanne Allen’s latest piece in Forbes highlights the good – in fact the very good.   Alpha Academy in Fayetteville, North Carolina is innovating education oppurtunity and […] Read more »
June 3, 2019
 Innovation spurred by charter schools has improved student outcomes, created more personalized and customized learning environments for students, and driven innovation in traditional schools that would have otherwise not occurred. Read more in this essay featuring  Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of CER and Nina Rees, the President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools  Read more »
May 13, 2019
by Jeanne AllenFoundation for Florida's FutureMay 13, 2019 Nearly 25 years ago, I had the opportunity to witness the beginnings of historic education reform in Florida. In 1995, Jeb Bush, who would be governor a few years later, was laying the groundwork for an educational renaissance in Florida and for the nation.On the morning of a […] Read more »
May 8, 2019
by Jeanne AllenForbesMay 8, 2019America is the land of innovation, leading the world in technology, art and industry — yet we still have a 20th-century educational system. Our schools are stifled by regulatory overload, making it difficult to bring needed change to outdated ways of doing things. Fortunately for our nation’s children, enterprising individuals at […] Read more »