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March 16, 2020
Forbes | March 13, 2020By Jeanne AllenEvery challenge is an opportunity, they say. I’ve been thinking about the impact of the coronavirus, and the kinds of tools and services that could be focused on ensuring that students don’t miss a beat in their learning. COVID-19 has brought home the reality  that education technology that delivers […] Read more »
March 10, 2020
People ask us all the time, “What do you do?” The goals we’ve had since 1993 haven’t changed, but they have become better articulated and improved. CER works to advance education opportunity and innovation so all may have access to the achieve the American dream.This brief Progress Report for 2019 through this year so far […] Read more »
March 2, 2020
Forbes | March 2, 2020By Jeanne AllenParents v Candidates in Election 2020With American education in a state of mediocrity or worse in many of the nation’s most volatile communities, the absence of a substantive debate on education issues on the national political stage is shocking. Sure, promises of universal healthcare and free college are more […] Read more »
February 24, 2020
TOMORROW: Parents and advocates for education equity & justice rally to call out candidates who oppose bothFebruary 24, 2020 – WASHINGTON —Tomorrow’s rally in Charleston, South Carolina, led by civil rights leader Dr. Howard Fuller and members of the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schoolsnear the site of the next candidate debate for the 2020 Democratic presidential […] Read more »
February 18, 2020
Parents of minority students – put at risk by anti-charter platforms – to rally TOMORROW, demand answer to #WhatAboutUs?February 18, 2020 – WASHINGTON — The Center for Education Reform (CER) announced today its full support for tomorrow’s press conference/rally planned by the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools and Nevada charter school families, in Las Vegas, Nevada, […] Read more »
February 11, 2020
Tenure as NYC Mayor saw charter schools grow by over 10 timesFebruary 11, 2020 - WASHINGTON — With former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg expected to join the debate stage next Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, at least one important factor already sets him apart from the rest of the pack: his unabashed support for […] Read more »
February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 - WASHINGTON — The Center for Education Reform (CER) released the following statement today by founder and CEO Jeanne Allen regarding the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 released yesterday by the Trump Administration.“The proposed Education Department budget reflects a misconception of the ‘power’ of local control and the actual manner in […] Read more »
February 4, 2020
Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Donald J. Trump will very likely include more than a passing reference to education reform, and specifically, the Administration’s effort to enact education freedom scholarships to help low-income students choose the schools they’d prefer to attend outside of their attendance zone.Tonight will not be the first time, […] Read more »
January 29, 2020
THE PERFECT READ FOR SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK Hot off the presses – and we do mean hot as it was published only days ago – comes an important and seminal read, An Unfinished Journey; Education & The American Dream, by CER’s Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen. Inspired by love of country, her Italian heritage, and this nation’s ongoing […] Read more »
January 16, 2020
COMING NEXT WEEK:Supreme Court to Hear Biggest Education Case in 60 Years In Espinoza v. Montana, educational opportunity & parental rights at stake as SCOTUS decides constitutionality of discriminatory “Blaine Amendments”Montana among 37 states with Blaine Amendment on law books, threatening education choices for families most in needWASHINGTON — On January 22, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) […] Read more »