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September 29, 2017
The op-ed below written by Johnny C. Taylor Jr. appeared in the Times Record News on September 29th, 2017. Taylor is the president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the largest organization exclusively representing the black college community. He is one of CER’s “Voices of Opportunity.” Follow him on Twitter at @JohnnyCTaylorJr.   […] Read more »
September 25, 2017
The article below, written by T. Willard Fair, appeared in USA Today on September 21st, 2017.  The NAACP refuses to acknowledge the benefits that come from school choice and expects all people of color should follow their lead. I won’t. Once upon a time it may have been unheard of for the head of an […] Read more »
September 11, 2017
Written by Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform  The Chinese term “paper tiger” (zhilaohu) describes someone who appears to have power but who is actually weak and conquerable. It’s a perfect description of the nation’s largest teachers’ unions, something to bear in mind when National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen […] Read more »
August 17, 2017
The op-ed below by Jeanne Allen appeared in the Wall Street Journal print edition on August 17th, 2017. Randi Weingarten, the leader of the American Federation of Teachers, has insulted millions of students and families. In a speech at a union conference last month, Ms. Weingarten claimed that the school-choice movement has its roots in […] Read more »
August 16, 2017
We were wrong. Our friends at the AP and Politico were right in their coverage. Read more »
August 10, 2017
This op-ed by Jeanne Allen appeared in National Review on July 27, 2017. Randi Weingarten wanted to teach me a lesson. I remember my mother wanting to teach me a lesson — or ten — over time, but they were usually grounded in experience and truth. Weingarten, the infamous head of the American Federation […] Read more »
August 4, 2017
Dear Friends: Some of you may be old enough to recall that, once upon a time, the Center produced a good, old-fashioned newsletter—THE MONTHLY LETTER TO FRIENDS—written up, laid out, sent to a printer, stuffed, stamped, and delivered to homes and offices all across America via the U.S. Postal Service (a process nearly as archaic […] Read more »
Randi Weingarten
August 2, 2017
She’s the new George Wallace. By Steve Schuck Let me get this straight: According to Randi Weingarten, those of us committed to providing low-income parents the resources to choose the schools they think are best for their children are racists. At the same time, we’re to believe those who oppose emancipating their kids imprisoned in […] Read more »
August 1, 2017
This op-ed written by CER Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen appeared in National Review on July 28th. Education opportunity should be the price Illinois governor Bruce Rauner demands in return for Chicago getting its pension bailout. Unless Governor Rauner and the Democratic leadership in control of Illinois’s house and senate agree to a new education-funding […] Read more »
August 1, 2017
This op-ed written by Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform appeared in the Orange County Register on July 28th.   A Supreme Court decision that could change the balance of power in schools from system power to parent power is well-known in policy circles but not by the general […] Read more »