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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 »
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 »