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May 30, 2012
It was encouraging to see ed reform being talked about in this campaign season. We agree that school choice is where Mitt Romney and President Obama’s education plans differ the most and believe that it could be a defining issue in the campaign. Read more »
May 30, 2012
"Public Money Finds Back Door to Private Schools” (front page, May 22) doesn’t mention facts and data showing that more choices in education lead to increased student achievement without doing harm to traditional public schools. Read more »
May 10, 2012
College done well need not be a luxury item. But as long as the colleges feel the have to compete for students on the non-academic differentiators, they will continue to spend aimlessly, and raise their prices, knowing that sympathetic ears in Washington will support them in the name of education for all. Read more »
April 13, 2012
Many people know the old adage, often attributed to Churchill, that the two things one best not see being made are law and sausage. Indeed when it comes to education policy there is no better truism. Read more »
April 13, 2012
We strongly urge the mayor to remember what is important. It is not where a child is educated, it is about ensuring that every child has equal access to a high-quality education. That’s the power of parental choice and the reason that the District has been a model for providing these options to parents. Read more »
April 6, 2012
The Center for Education Reform president Jeanne Allen on which states support and hinder the expansion of charter schools. Read more »
March 5, 2012
It has become increasingly clear over the last 20 to 30 years that college is a necessary component of a middle class lifestyle in America. Should it be that way? Read more »
March 5, 2012
If you are in one of the ten Super Tuesday states, make it clear that education is not some "other" thing -- a luxury issue that we can only afford to consider when times are flush. Education reform is fundamental to our nation's economic success. Read more »
February 13, 2012
While the headlines and dates might differ, we keep hearing the same old story. Local school boards statewide, including Harrisburg School District, continue to deny their students quality educational options. Read more »
February 2, 2012
Each day of 2012 so far we have seen, heard and read our words and phrases repeated over and over again. In the media, by policymakers and even the President of the United States, whose State of the Union echoed the words we first made popular 18 years ago — competitive education reform. Read more »