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May 10, 2019
National Charter Schools Week 2019In the 28+ years since the founding of the charter school movement, tremendous progress has been made in the number of schools established, and in the wealth of innovative opportunities they offer to children, families, teachers and communities. In the 26 years CER has been leading the fight for innovation and […] Read more »
May 10, 2019
National Charter Schools Week 2019 Day 2Each year National Charter Schools Week gives charter advocates an opportunity not only to bring further attention to chartering and the myriad benefits it offers our children but to the elements critical for success. Let’s start the week with one major one – legislators.Having the dedicated support of legislators as charter […] Read more »
May 10, 2019
National Charter Schools Week 2019 Day 3The National Education Association and the exceptionally hostile American Federation of Teachers (AFT) continue to stand in the way of progress.It’s no secret these two groups have always opposed and spread falsehoods about charters, working hard to convince teachers that they don’t serve kids. That has largely failed, but lately, […] Read more »
May 10, 2019
National Charter Schools Week 2019 Day 4Some of the earliest founded charter school advocacy groups had friends in their name, and for good reason. They wanted to be what most of us aspire to be in all walks of like – great friends to the new kid on the block.Friends of Choice in Urban Schools was the […] Read more »
May 10, 2019
National Charter Schools Week 2019 Day 5The charter school movement, and many of its greatest initial and on-going successes, is rooted in its commitment to serving students who for whatever the reason have not been well-served by traditional public education. It’s greatest strength, in fact, is being able to serve students from fragile communities, in […] Read more »
May 10, 2019
National Charter Schools Week 2019 Day 6This is a country built on innovation, but when it comes to education we are far too cautious. We do not need a thousand flowers to bloom, as the saying goes. What we need is to have a thousand (or tens of thousands) of seeds planted. Those that are watered […] Read more »
February 27, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2019 CONTACT: Alexandra Phelps aphelps@pinkstongroup.com (703) 966-0831 Washington, D.C. — Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement: “News of federal legislation to incentivize private funding of scholarships for low-income and working-class families broke tonight, a welcome sign in the battle for more […] Read more »
February 5, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2019 Statement from Jeanne Allen, Founder & CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER): “It’s a significant milestone when a president singles out a major education issue in the State of the Union address. Every year we wait in anticipation for the potential to bring much needed national attention to […] Read more »
January 29, 2019
Center for Education Reform responds to Virginia teacher walkout School funding, not teacher pay, is the most important education issue FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29th, 2018 Statement from Jeanne Allen, Founder & CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER): (Washington, D.C.) – “Today’s teacher walkout in Virginia is another well-intentioned but flawed effort to address […] Read more »
December 18, 2018
Leading national education group applauds School Safety Commission recommendations Interagency action is comprehensive and sound FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18th, 2018 Statement from Jeanne Allen, Founder & CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER): (Washington, D.C.) – “I am encouraged by the recommendations of the Federal Education Commission on School Safety, and its integrated focus […] Read more »