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April 24, 2013
A fantastic opinion piece by education reform pioneer T. Willard Fair appeared on Tallahassee.com on April 19, 2013: There has long been a troubling attitude in our society about low-income parents. Put bluntly, it goes like this: Poor people make poor parents. Of course, folks in proper circles usually don’t come right out and say […] Read more »
April 22, 2013
Solve the education problem, teach students about their nation's founding, its economic model and what we should and shouldn't expect government to do for us, and you achieve financial literacy. Read more »
March 5, 2013
The reality is that while school and school district bean counters most likely know for certain what money they have, what funds they might lose and how, the US Education Secretary clearly doesn't, and superintendents and school board officials aren't saying. After all, it's easier to create a problem than a solution. Read more »
February 14, 2013
In light of this week’s State of the Union and a renewed focus on how to fix our educational deficiencies, it’s time for us all to engage in a little history lesson. This spring will mark 30 years since A Nation at Risk was issued. Read more »
February 12, 2013
February 12, 2013 To the Editor: Regarding “More Lessons About Charter Schools” (Feb. 1), the conclusions of the report covered in the editorial are based on misguided methodology criticized by well-regarded researchers, at the heart of which are comparisons of school performance across states, which have uneven and varying definitions and levels of standards and […] Read more »
February 12, 2013
Tonight, President Obama will give the first State of the Union address of his second term in office, an opportunity for the president to raise issues critical to improving our nation’s schools, one of the most important domestic policy opportunities of our time. Read more »
February 11, 2013
LETTER TO FRIENDS OF THE CENTER FOR EDUCATION REFORM NO. 105 February 2013 Download or print your PDF copy of A Nation at Risk, A Movement Ahead: The Future of CER Read more »
February 8, 2013
To ask the question about closing schools, as if this were a movement based on reason and fact, is an affront to the seriousness of the issue. From Arne Duncan to Howard Fuller to this writer and millions in between there is near universal agreement that no child should be forced to attend a failing school for even an hour, let alone a day or a year. Read more »
February 5, 2013
Here's what's divisive and unsuccessful: having no way to force change at your child's failing public school. Thanks to California's Parent Trigger law, parents now have power to force change. Read more »
February 1, 2013
The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program is not just good policy but smart budgeting. Read more »