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February 16, 2018
February 16, 2018 Today, the Center for Education Reform released the first in a series of reports exploring the case for a true transformation in education — and how to make it happen. The Case for Education Transformation, Part I: The Disappointing Reality of American Education (updated April 11, 2018) Read more »
October 31, 2017
Center for Education Reform founder and CEO Jeanne Allen went on WINA in Charlottesville on October 31st, 2017 to discuss the controversy surrounding her appearance in Backpack Full of Cash. She talks about CER’s mission, current events, and more, Listen here: Read more »
Jeanne Allen on Common Ground With Bill Walton
October 30, 2017
Jeanne Allen chats with Bill Walton about Matt Damon’s new film, Backpack Full of Cash. Read more »
October 26, 2017
The op-ed below written by Jeanne Allen was published in Realcleareducation.com on October 26th, 2017 Matt Damon and I are “in” the same film. I should be thrilled, but it’s a poorly contrived documentary with a storyline worlds apart from the reality of education for most Americans. Entitled “Backpack Full of Cash” for a phrase […] Read more »
October 24, 2017
The op-ed below written by Center for Education Reform CEO and Founder Jeanne Allen appeared in the Washington Examiner on October 23rd, 2017.    “How can we, through a variety of efforts, whether it’s through technology, innovation or policy, have an equal opportunity for everyone to participate in the future?” Those were the words of […] Read more »
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 »