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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 »
July 14, 2017
“The data analysis strategy for the Duke report is poorly designed, using both different comparison groups and different tests, ... ” Read more »
July 13, 2017
by Jeanne Allen, Founder and Chief Executive The white paper “North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships: Countering a Flawed Duke Report,” developed by Brian Jodice of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC), is not only a victory for scholarship programs but for honesty in research which, when it comes to school choice issues, is often […] Read more »
July 11, 2017
PERSONALIZED LEARNING GAINS…  a big endorsement from a newly released RAND report which finds that students who engage in PL do better in math than their peers and gives an added boost to kids who are behind their classmates and trying to catch up.  The report also found that schools in the study “were pursuing […] Read more »
June 29, 2017
  Beyond the First 100 Days: Transforming government’s role in education  A reiteration of its January, 2017 recommendations to the Trump Administration, and an extension for completion of the work that must be performed. Read & download the PDF here Read more »
June 15, 2017
Bill Walton sits down with Jeanne Allen, Founder & CEO, The Center for Education Reform, to discuss options for improving the nation’s education system. https://vimeo.com/223697623/6aee6e71b8     Read more »
June 14, 2017
State plans create more losers than winners, and many get nothing at all. States and school districts spend more than $50 billion each year on teacher pensions, the keystone in teacher compensation packages. In theory, they provide a generous and secure pot of gold at the end of a teacher’s career, which serves as an […] Read more »
June 6, 2017
As Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill there is myriad of comments about what she should or shouldn’t do, and what she can expect. Fordham’s Mike Petrilli yesterday offered that she should address the criticisms of her previous testimony by talking about the tension between civil and religious rights, and the value […] Read more »